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NEW! The Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities (MENA)

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NEW! The Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities (MENA)

  • 09 May 2018
  • Dubai, UAE


Course Description

Wednesday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: $405 USD ($311 USD ASHRAE Member)
Combo Cost: $1,050 ($860 ASHRAE Member)  for
HVAC Design Essentials & The Future of Refrigerants-Challenges and Opportunities (MENA) 

This training provides a background review of international treaties and initiatives that support the transition from hydroclorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and hydrofluorocabon (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 are discussed. Challenges and opportunities associated with the different types of refrigerants: hydrofluorolefins, and natural refrigerants are presented. Refrigerant options now and in the future that suites the region, and related Standards and Codes of Systems and Substances are also covered. Finally, the workshop wraps up with a discussion on the system’s perspective and how to best understand the opportunities for energy efficiency improvements along with hands-on experience with free software such as the ORNL Life Cycle Climate Performance web application and the ORNL Heat Pump Design Model.

Course Instructors

Omar Abdelaziz, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE >>

Karim Amrane, Ph.D. >>