ACR-News
11 February 2019

Real Alternatives 4 Life announces e-learning platform in 15 languages

The alternative refrigerants e-learning platform from the Real Alternatives 4 Life project is now live and available in 15 languages.

The Real Alternatives 4 Life project is supported by national leads in 12 different European countries (shown in green).

The e-learning platform is a free tool which focuses on safety, efficiency, reliability and containment of low GWP alternative refrigerants – carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrocarbon and low flammables (HFOs and R32).

There are nine learning modules, which cover:

  • Introduction to Alternative Refrigerants - safety, efficiency, reliability and good practice demonstrations
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • System design using alternative refrigerants 
  • Containment and leak detection of alternative refrigerants
  • Maintenance and repair of alternative refrigerant systems
  • Retrofitting existing systems
  • Checklist of legal obligations when working with alternative refrigerants
  • Measuring the financial and environmental impact of leakage
  • Tools and guidance for conducting site survey

The new platform has also been updated to include demonstration videos covering both flammables and carbon dioxide principles.

To support the e-learning programme, the Real Alternatives 4 Life team is organising ‘train the trainer’ events from March to June 2019 across Europe.

With a focus on flammables and carbon dioxide, these events will provide trainers with a practical introduction to the Real Alternatives 4 Life programme which includes assessments and certification, as well as information about how to set up and market Real Alternatives training events. This will lead to a network of over 100 licenced training providers in alternative refrigerants throughout Europe.

The Real Alternatives 4 Life project is supported by national leads in 12 different European countries: Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland, UK, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, Portugal, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

To find out more about how you could deliver Real Alternatives training, visit www.realalternatives.eu/training-providers to get in touch with your national lead.

Comments

Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register

World Refrigeration Day

Industry has embraced the inaugural World Refrigeration Day (WRD) with events happening all over the world....

  25-Jun-2019

Stulz releases new EC Tower

Temperature management for IT infrastructure is critical, even for smaller server and technical rooms, and precision air-conditioning is vital....

  17-Jul-2019

New Zanotti GM Wall Mounted Monoblock

AFR Refrigeration Ltd introduces the new GM range of through wall mounted monoblocks with refreshed modern appearance and upgraded touch style control panel keypad.
  12-Jul-2019
ACR News is the number one magazine in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to ACR News

Diary

25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
International Conference on Compressors and their Systems
Hampshire Cool Talk Breakfast Briefing
HVR Awards
IoR Northern branch annual dinner