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AHRI Announces Refrigerant Webinar Series
September 14, 2020

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced a new series of five webinars will be presented on various aspects of flammable refrigerant research. The webinars are scheduled to be held each Wednesday between September 23rd and October 21st. 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-global warming potential refrigerants.

This virtual forum will build on material covered in the Flammable Refrigerant Research and Planning Conference held in October 2018, which examined research performed 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.

The first in the series, Air Conditioning Applications, will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 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.

Registration for the first webinar is now available.

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