New Training Available

August 6, 2007
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

With more manufacturers building R-410A systems, the need for training and certification continues to grow. To assist educators and trainers in teaching R-410A safety, installation, and service, the ESCO Institute has released two new teaching aides.

An instructors’ guide includes a section-by-section overview, objectives, and lesson plans. Also included is section-by-section mapping, a new Power Point presentation, and approximate time frames. (The Power Point presentation with speaker notes is available separately.)

According to ESCO Institute, “It is essential that educators and trainers in our industry successfully prepare students and technicians to shift to different tools and equipment, safety standards, and fundamentals when installing, changing out (retrofitting) older split a/c systems, and repairing systems in the field.

“We need to know why R-410A can only be used in equipment specifically designed and constructed for R-410A, and cannot be retrofitted from R-22 systems. We need to know why R-410A operates at considerably higher pressures and requires the use of special tanks, gauges, and recovery equipment, and how to properly handle R-410A for the safety of everyone. We need to know why all refrigerant flow controls, valves, and driers have changed and must be properly applied with newly designed and built compressors.”

For more information, contact ESCO Institute at 800-726-9696.

Publication date: 08/06/2007

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

More Podcasts



NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con