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Alternative Refrigerants Certification


Eurovent Middle East, in collaboration with the Centro Studi Galileo training centre, offers a series of technical trainings for RAC Technicians, engineers and servicing personnel. The Alternative Refrigerants course is dedicated to HVACR Technicians who install, repair and maintain systems working with alternative and natural refrigerants and therefore teaches the technologies and properties of: carbon dioxide [R744], ammonia [R717], hydrocarbons [classified A3: R6ooa, R290, R1270], A2Ls [HFOs, R32…]. This course has a particular focus on safety aspects, design differences, reducing leak potential and improving system's resilience.


Course details

Alternative Refrigerants Certification

3 days

Advanced level (F-Gas Certification)

900 EUR


Course contents

HC (R290, R1270 R600a); HFO refrigerants R1234ze, R1234yf; HFO blends such as R454A

  • Introduction to Real Alternatives
  • Background to the use of natural refrigerants
  • Flammable refrigerants
  • Flammability and other safety hazards
  • Working safely
  • Cylinders and cylinder handling
  • Reducing leak potential
  • Application of flammable refrigerants
  • System design differences


  • Introduction to Real Alternatives
  • Background to the use of natural refrigerants
  • Introduction to R744
  • Critical point and triple point
  • R744hazards
  • Working safely with R744
  • R744 cascade systems
  • R744 as a pumped secondary refrigerant
  • Explanation of transcritical operation
  • Transcritical operations
  • Transcritical system
  • Transcritical booster systems
  • Reducing leak potential and improving resilience
  • Installation and commissioning of R744
  • Service and repair R744 systems
  • Debate
  • Knowledge test



Please pre-register for this course here. We will keep you informed about upcoming dates and locations.


Corporate trainings on request

We also offer dedicated courses for public and private organisations, who wish to train more of their personnel. Please contact [email protected] for further information.


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