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Thomas Leck, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE

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Thomas Leck, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE


    Dr. Leck’s consulting practice deals primarily with policy and regulatory affairs impacting the use of refrigerant gases. He also advises on legal and safety-related matters relating to refrigerant gas usage. His familiarity with industry trends and business direction has been developed over the past 28 years of working directly with the global cooling industry. During his 36 years with the DuPont and Chemours companies he worked to develop, characterize, and teach customers about new refrigerants. This included developing and patenting several HFO refrigerant compositions. Dr. Leck has been granted 50 U.S. patents in areas that include refrigerant gases, lubricants, heat transfer, and fluorinated polymer compositions. As a consultant, as well as in corporate work, Dr. Leck has been a teacher, developing training materials and teaching customers, industry groups, and academic groups about new refrigerant technologies and regulations. An ASHRAE member since 1993, he has given many presentations about new refrigerants and their properties. He is the past Chairman and currently a member of ASHRAE’s TC 3.2, Refrigerant System Chemistry, and ASHRAE Standard 34, Designation and Classification of Refrigerants. He is a contributor to other ASHRAE technical committees, including TC 3.1, Refrigerants and Brines; TC 3.4, Refrigeration System Lubricants; and TC 3.3, Contaminant Control in Refrigeration Systems. He is also a long-standing member of AHRI Standard 700 Engineering Committee and several ISO refrigerant working groups.

    Course Taught

    3 hour

    New ASHRAE-Classified Refrigerants To Meet Society’s Changing Needs