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Arkema invests in ACCA’s qTech training programme

Awareness in handling flammable refrigerants is the need of the hour, says ACCA representative

| | Aug 14, 2018 | 3:30 pm
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Arlington, Virginia, USA, 14 August 2018: The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that global refrigerant manufacturer Arkema is supporting ACCA’s efforts by investing in their qTech training programme entitled, ‘Technician Training on Flammable Refrigerants’, the organisation said in a Press communiqué.

Todd Washam

Todd Washam, Director of Public Policy, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, said: “AACA’s flammable refrigerant training programme will focus on ASHRAE Standard 34 designated A2L, A2, and A3 refrigerants. The training will be based on equipment installation, servicing and decommissioning.”  Washam, while talking about some of the growing concerns among technicians, said, “One of the most important concerns is the awareness of products in the market that contain flammable refrigerants and that their use will continue to grow.” He added, “ACCA’s mission is to ensure HVACR systems are properly installed, serviced, maintained and decommissioned, as these are important steps to reducing refrigerant leaks.”

According to ACCA, the HVACR industry has been working towards phasing down refrigerants with high Global Warming Potential; Arkema’s investment demonstrates its commitment to the contracting industry and ACCA looks forward to working with them.


Ranjana Konatt is Features Writer at Climate Control Middle East magazine. She may be contacted at ranjana@cpi-industry.com

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