Danfoss’ annual Refrigerant Week event will return for the third time from September 16-20. This year, the focus will be on equipping contractors and installers for refrigerant change and presenting the solutions that are ready today.
The global event will prepare contractors and installers—along with retailers, wholesalers, operators, and OEM engineers—to handle the refrigerant transition’s accelerating pace through a packed program of webinars, podcasts, and local training events.
All webinars will be scheduled to allow contractors and installers to tune in live for subjects including:
- Handling flammable refrigerants
- New developments in CO2 technology
- Moving on from R-404A and R-22
- Global refrigerant trends that impact your business
- Digital tools to help conversion
Sessions will cover air conditioning and industrial, commercial, and food retail refrigeration. Content will be available in many different languages, and every live webinar and podcast will be available on-demand following the event.
Torben Funder-Kristensen, head of public and industry affairs, Danfoss Cooling, said:
“Refrigerant transition is an issue that affects contractors and installers all around the world, and the global nature of our Refrigerant Week reflects that. We want to help professionals everywhere to stay abreast of the latest issues and trends, but more importantly, to contribute to the conversation and give their view.
We based the program on frequently asked questions from HVACR professionals—so whether you want to know more about transitioning from R-404A and handling A2L and A3 refrigerants, or you simply want the latest practical information on leading-edge CO2 technologies, we’re confident there’s something for everyone. 2019 is a particularly important milestone in HVACR; we celebrate 32 years since the Montreal Protocol came into effect. And the results are remarkable: the world has moved away from CFCs to help stop ozone depletion and we’re now even seeing recovery of the ozone layer.
But as we enter a new phase of environmental concern with skyrocketing CO2 emissions, it’s never been more important to discuss and debate refrigeration on a supranational scale—including the new amendments to the Montreal Protocol. We’re proud of how Danfoss’ Refrigeration Week facilitates these conversations and we’re delighted how much it has grown in three years.”
The agenda will be available at refrigerants.danfoss.com. Sign up now to get updates.
This unique three-day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next-level knowledge required to successfully manage a company-wide safety program.
Moving beyond the basics of Focus Four training, AGC’s Advanced Safety Management Training Program will give participants a more holistic view of safety’s role in project and company success, as well as advanced tactics and best practices for managing all aspects of a corporate safety program.
Participants will also focus on the importance of “selling” safety throughout the organization and methods to generate buy–in from different audiences.
Topics covered include:
- Managing a Field Safety Program
- Training Supervisors
- Record Keeping Requirements and Best Practices
- Legal Aspects of Construction Safety
- Insurance and Risk Management
- How to Handle Multi-Employer Work-sites
- Crisis Management Tactics
Participants should have first-hand experience managing construction safety and health issues on either a project or corporate level and a working knowledge of OSHA Construction Standards. Successful completion of AGC’s Safety Management Training Program or an equivalent construction-focused safety primer course is encouraged.
Learn more here.
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has released its remaining 2019 schedule of HVAC Design and Operations training offerings.
“The HVAC Design Level I and II training teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that optimally meets the client’s expectations,” said Donald Brandt, course instructor. “This training allows practicing engineers, designers and industry professionals an opportunity to expand their exposure to HVAC systems design procedures for a better understanding of system options.”
HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials provides intensive, practical training ideal for recent technical or engineering school graduates and engineers new to the HVAC field. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design, installing and maintaining HVAC systems, that can be put to immediate use.
HVAC Design Level II – Applications provides instruction in HVAC system design for experienced HVAC engineers and those who have completed the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials. The training covers the technical aspects of design and methods to increase energy savings through innovation in HVAC design.
ALI courses provide professional development through in-depth information that is timely and practical.
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global leader in the advancement of human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are committed to shaping tomorrow’s built environment today through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries. For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit ashrae.org and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.