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Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities (MENA)

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Informative content of very valuable technical information.

This training helped me in keeping track with refrigerants development advances.

Good exposure to types of refrigerants and properties and it’s effect on safety, efficiency and environment.

The Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities (MENA)

  • 01 Mar 2020
  • Dubai, UAE


Course Description

Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training provides a background review of international treaties and initiatives that support the transition from hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants towards non-ozone-depleting (ODP), low-global-warming-potential (GWP) substances. A review of proposed refrigerants and how they can be used in different HVAC&R applications based on theoretical and empirical analyses is discussed. Challenges and opportunities associated with the different types of refrigerants: hydrofluoroolefins and natural refrigerants are presented. Relevant refrigerant options for high ambient temperature (HAT) environments, and standards, codes of systems and substances are also covered. Finally, the course wraps up with a discussion on the systems perspective and how to best understand the opportunities for energy-efficiency improvements. This would include an introduction to free modeling tools such as the online ORNL Heat Pump Design Model.

Registration Fees

Fees Member Non-Member
Standard $311 $405

Recommended References

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34, Designation and Classification of Refrigerants


Arjaan by Rotana Hotel
Dubai Media City
King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai


Course Instructors

Omar Abdelaziz, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE

Bassam Elassaad, P.Eng., Life Member ASHRAE