Save the Dates: AHRI Flammable Refrigerants Webinar Series

AHRI  – Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute – is pleased to announce a series of five webinars on various aspects of flammable refrigerant research, to be held each Wednesday between September 23 and October 21. To date, the research has informed technical updates to safety standards that will enable compliance with global regulations that phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants. This virtual forum will build on material covered in the Flammable Refrigerant Research and Planning Conference held in October 2018, examining research in collaboration with Department of Energy, California Air Resources Board, ASHRAE, AHRI, and others.

Manufacturers, channel partners, policy makers, fire service personnel, and building code and environmental experts are encouraged to participate. The free sessions will feature panel discussions and presentations from industry experts, including principal investigators on flammable refrigerant research projects. Registration for the first webinar is now available. Additional webinar information is below:

Webinar 1: Air Conditioning Applications
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

AHRI Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Helen Walter-Terrinoni will lead a panel of experts to discuss leak and ignition testing of low-GWP refrigerants in air conditioning equipment under whole room scale conditions, as well as refrigerant leak characteristics in real-life applications. Click to register.

Webinar 2: Commercial Refrigeration Applications
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Webinar 3: Understanding Refrigerant Sensors
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Webinar 4: Predictive Tools for Refrigerant Behaviors
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Webinar 5:  Refrigerant Ignition in Open Flame/Hot Surfaces: Has Anything Fundamentally Changed?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m