R-410A and other HFC refrigerants will begin to be phased down on January 1, 2022. Similarly, equipment manufactured for HFC refrigerants will be phased down as well. The industry will transition to new equipment, and new refrigerants, many of which are Low GWP Refrigerants. These refrigerants include A2Ls (slightly flammable), and A3s (flammable).
Did you know:
A2L equipment will require refrigerant detection systems?
There are new protocols for the safe transportation and storage of Low GWP Refrigerants?
These are things you NEED TO KNOW to safely work on new equipment entering the industry.
To address every step of the supply chain in the safe refrigerant transition to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) formed a Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force (SRTTF). The SRTTF comprises AHRI members and stakeholders who collaborated over the last several years to establish standards and best practices in the handling, storage, and transportation of low GWP Refrigerants.
Now that the standards are set, these members of the SRTTF (AHRI, Chemours, Daikin Americas, ESCO Institute, and Honeywell) will present different aspects of the phasedown, and safety procedures during the HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, March 20-23, 2022 at the South Point Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev.
ESCO Institute sources report that while most of the industrial world has safely transitioned to LOW GWP Refrigerants, these training classes will help the United States transition. Learn more about the seventy plus classes offered and register for the conference by visiting escogroup.org and clicking the conference link.