The European F-Gas Regulation encourages wider adoption of alternatives to high GWP HFC refrigerants. Industry groups are joining together to help provide information on the safe use of alternatives such as ammonia, hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide and low flammables though the REAL Alternatives learning programme.
Resources developed as part of the project offer innovative blended learning – a mix of e-learning, face-to-face training materials, practical exercises, assessments and an e-library of learning resources – the programme has brought together industry knowledge and expertise from across Europe about alternative refrigerants.
REAL Alternatives has built on the successful REAL Skills Europe & REAL Zero containment approaches (Refrigerants, Emissions And Leakage – Zero). It was prepared by a consortium of Partners from across Europe, co-funded by the EU, included training and professional institutes as well as employer representative bodies.
Industry stakeholders drawn from employers, manufacturers, trade associations and professional institutes have contributed learning material, advised on content, helped to pilot and to promote the programme as it developed.