As hydrocarbon refrigerants are increasingly introduced to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, it is important that the industry understands them.
Hydrocarbon refrigerants are flammable, but are safe if handled correctly. Every year millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons are used safely throughout the world. This includes hydrocarbons that are purposely burned for cooking, heating, driving vehicles, and even in aerosols as propellants for deodorants, hairsprays, cooking sprays etc…
Procedures and standards have been produced for the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. They are also designed for chemical refrigerants, in order to provide the safety measures for technicians and the public.
In Australia the College of Climate Change provides hydrocarbon training courses for licensed technicians. For more information on these courses and other related hydrocarbon training questions, you can contact them via:
Phone: 1300 558 625