USA: Those who missed the recent five-part series of refrigerant webinars hosted by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) can now find them archived on the AHRI’s website.
The webinar series on the latest refrigerant research attracted more than 1600 participants. Topics included air conditioning applications, commercial refrigeration applications, understanding refrigerant sensors, predictive tools for refrigerant behaviours, and refrigerant ignition in open flames/hot surfaces.
“The refrigerant webinar series was quite effective in engaging various stakeholders about the research taking place to determine application limits and safety requirements for low-GWP flammable refrigerants,” said AHRI vice president of regulatory affairs Helen Walter-Terrinoni, who also heads the AHRI Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force (SRTTF).
AHRI’s SRTTF was established in 2019 to address every step of the supply chain in the transition to safe low-GWP refrigerants. The Task Force comprises AHRI members and stakeholders employed with contractors, government agencies, the fire service, unions, training organizations, environmental groups, and other entities.
Information about the safe refrigerant transition, including resources and factsheets, presentations and webinars, and relevant articles, is available here.