Summit Refrigerants training courses
The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act enacted in 2020 provided the EPA with the authority to address high global warming gases, that include HFC refrigerants. The regulatory framework to achieve these goals includes: 1) a phase down for the production and consumption of HFCs, 2) manage HFCs and their substitutes, and 3) facilitate the transition to next-generation technologies. To phase HFCs down in an orderly fashion, the EPA created an allocation system, and allocation rights were granted to domestic manufacturers and importers of HFCs based on their historic activity. These allowances will be reduced over time, with one of the largest reductions slated for January 1st, 2024 (40%), and additional reductions in 2029, 2034, and 2036.
The phasedown of HFCs is reshaping the global HVACR industry and having a dramatic impact on pricing, and supply lines. The industry has decided that the best path forward in replacing HFCs will be a new generation of low GWP refrigerants known as HFOs, and the expanded use of flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants (HCs). These refrigerants have a flammability range that begin with the low flammability A2Ls such as R-454B and R-32, to mildly flammable A2s such as R-152a, and the highly flammable A3 hydrocarbons such as R-290 (propane), and R-600a (isobutane). The industrial refrigeration sector has also seen the entry of slightly toxic B2L, and toxic refrigerants (B2) that are also classified as low and mildly flammable.
Committed to providing the HVACR industry with the highest quality of products, services, and support, Summit has launched training courses that help refrigerant distributors and end users navigate through these complicated changes. Our training presentation, “Refrigerants and Regulations Update” (vs 2023), provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available on new generation refrigerants, refrigerant regulations, and the growing importance of leak detection, leak prevention, and refrigerant recovery and reclamation. This training is recognized by NATE (North American Technician Excellence) for continuing education credits.
If you are interested in scheduling a live, or virtual training event, please contact us for more information.
Gordon McKinney | Market Development Manager
Summit Refrigerants | 8541 East North Belt, Humble TX 77396
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