CO2 - based refrigeration - Training, certification, qualification and courses

In response to the challenges faced by the industry as a whole, the Foundation continues the European training programme REAL Alternatives. As part of the programme, the Academy of Alternative Factors was created, where great emphasis is placed on improving practical skills. The Foundation has launched a training laboratory equipped with technologically advanced cooling circuits.

The training covers the most important aspects of using carbon dioxide as a refrigerant, with particular emphasis on the differences between freon systems and circuits working with CO2. The issues that could not be missing are safety issues and the requirements of the PED Directive. The full training cycle ends with an exam and the international REAL Alternatives certificate.

We provide

  • excellent lecturers
  • complete knowledge
  • author’s textbook “CO2-based refrigeration”
  • access to the new REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE platform
  • international certificate (after passing the exam)

Training program

  • safe operation ofCO2 circuits
  • filling and emptying of installations
  • use of monitoring diagnosis
  • repair and adjustment
  • Carbon dioxide as a cooling medium
  • principles of construction of supercritical and cascade devices
  • various automation and monitoring systems
  • Principles of conformity assessment of refrigeration equipment units (classes conducted by experts from UDT)

The training participant will be able to ask questions of the lecturer at any time.

Theoretical training

Prior to the start of the training, a manual “CO2-basedrefrigeration” and login instructions with an activation link to the meeting will be sent to each participant.
The training is done using a professional communication program that does not require high speed Internet.

The trainee will be able to ask questions of the lecturer at any time.

  • Deadline

Nearest date: 29-31.08.2022

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  • Location

Online and at the PROZON Foundation headquarters

  • Cost of training

PLN 3,250.00 net/person

  • Contact
  • +48 664 756 118

Practical training

The practical training will be carried out with the use of two large, multi-compressor and multi-stage, transcritical refrigeration units (RIVACOLD and AC PROREF brands) operating on the CO2 refrigerant.

At the end of the training, an exam will be carried out, the positive result of which will allow you to receive the international REAL Alternatives 4 certificate


What does it take to get the international REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE certification?

Many owners of facilities and general and/or complex sanitary contracting companies are beginning to expect refrigeration-related workers to have knowledge and practical skills in alternative agents, confirmed by internationally recognized certification.

Currently, the only such European certification is precisely REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE.

REAL Alternatives Project

The PROZON Foundation in Poland is the national leader of the European training project REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE, co-financed by the European Union and co-created by PROZON and several other European institutions specialising in refrigeration.

The REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE training project concerns training in the field of refrigeration based on alternative agents (carbon dioxide and flammable agents), preparing for obtaining the international REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE Certificate.

The PROZON Foundation, as an assessment unit, conducts an exam, the positive result of which allows you to obtain the REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE international professional certificate.

The first training conducted by PROZON

On March 26-28, 2018, the PROZON Foundation had the pleasure to organise the first in-house training on CO2 refrigeration installations.

The training was part of the initiative entitled “Academy of Alternative Factors”, which is carried out as part of the Real Alternatives project. In accordance with the assumptions of the project, we prepare training courses on alternative refrigerants.

Lectures were conducted by specialists-practitioners from companies supporting our project: AC PRORE, Carel, Digitel, Danfoss, Dorin, LU-VE, UDT, Gazex, and the Office of Technical Inspection. During the training, the following were presented: the first didactic installation, description of automation in subcritical and transcritical systems for CO2, construction of a gas cooler, condensers and compressors.

Issues related to legislation as well as safety and CO2 detection aspects were also discussed