Body takes next step in minimising refrigerant leakage rates
The IOR via its training vehicle Real Zero has released four self study training booklets to help improve refrigerant leakage reduction skills.
The booklets - suitable for everyone including service engineers and end users - contain information on technical guidelines, environmental implications, and financial costs associated with refrigerant leakage.
The first two booklets are free of charge as downloads from the website. But there is also an option to study all four booklets and gain an IOR CPD (continuous professional development) Certificate for a small charge of £50.
- Environmental, cost and legal aspects of refrigerant leakage – covering elements such as calculating the financial and environmental aspects of refrigerant leakage and making a case for leakage reduction
- Reducing leakage through appropriate maintenance and service – covering system maintenance regimes, how to reduce leakage potential in existing systems and maximising effectiveness of direct and indirect leak test methods
- Minimising leakage in new systems – covering relevant system design, installation and commissioning issues
- Reducing leakage through site specific surveys and advice – covering a recommended site survey methodology, proformas for site audit reports and strategies for equipment owners.
End users interested in using the services of someone who is familiar with the REAL Zero approach to leakage reduction and has passed the assessments will be able carry out an online search for individuals on the REAL Zero website in the near future.
Visit www.realzero.org.uk to view the full website with tools, guidance notes and further information.