Icon squareThe REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE project is delighted to announce that our alternative refrigerants e-learning platform is now live in 15 languages at https://realalternatives.eu/learning-platform.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).

The e-learning platform gives access to 9 learning modules covering:

  • 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 e-learning platform has been updated to include demonstration videos covering both flammables and carbon dioxide principles.

To support this 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 licensed training providers in alternative refrigerants throughout Europe. 

Click here to find out more about the project and to get involved.


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