Handling Hydrocarbons & Flammable Refrigerants

Handling Hydrocarbons & Flammable Refrigerants


This certification  course is for technicians who are already experienced in handling non flammable refrigerants such as HFCs and who have a good understanding of system operation. 


On Successful Completion candidates will be issued a certificate in:

Handling Flammable Refrigerants from REAL ALTERNATIVES 4 LIFE

The scope of the flammable refrigerants training includes:

  • Hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants R290, R1270, R600a;
  • HFC R32;
  • HFO refrigerants R1234ze, R1234yf
  • HFO blends such as R454A


  • Theory
  • Introduction to Real alternatives
  • Background into the use of natural refrigerants
  • 3 Flammable refrigerants – an introduction
  • Flammability and other safety hazards
  • Cylinders and cylinder handling
  • Application of flammable refrigerants
  • System design differences



  • Working Safely
  • Service Procedures.
  • Equipment
  • Charge size
  • Creating a ‘Safe working Zone’
  • Setting up system for work
  • Fitting gauges
  • Pressure testing
  • Evacuation
  • Charging
  • Gauge removal