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The 411 on A2L Refrigerant Training

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A brand new course just hit the ACCA education catalog, A2L Mildly Flammable Refrigerant training. A2L mildly-flammable refrigerants will be phased into the HVACR industry to replace high ozone-depleting potential Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants in the residential marketplace. While mildly-flammable refrigerants are seemingly better for the environment, the handling and safety precautions that go along with their use are different than other HFC, HCFC, or CFC refrigerants.

ACCA’s A2L Refrigerant training is designed to help HVAC professionals prevent ignition while working with A2L refrigerants and educate staff on the best safety practices to keep employees and clients safe. The A2L refrigerant training has a few specific targets in mind.

  • HVAC applications containing 6.6 pounds or less of A2L refrigerant.
  • Understanding the importance of the Safety Data Sheets.
  • Handling and transporting mildly flammable refrigerants.
  • Awareness of potential hazards in the field.
  • Best practices to reduce or eliminate hazards.

ACCA’s A2L refrigerant course is based on the ASHRAE 15-2019 and UL2-40 standard. As these codes and standards are updated, the online training content will be updated. Anyone who has previously completed the course can view the new content at no additional charge. You can count on ACCA to deliver the most current and updated information for your staff and clients. Check out our press release, ‘ACCA Announces New A2L Refrigerant Training’, by clicking here. Also available is our course overview covering A2L refrigerants; you can click here to learn more and enroll in the course.

The industry is changing once again. Professional HVAC tradespeople need to stay on top of the new and innovative technology as it enters our market. Take the opportunity now to invest in your career and prepare yourself for the next wave of new refrigerants.

Matt Akins
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