From February 9 – 11, thirteen technicians were trained in the safe handling of hydrocarbon refrigerants at the Eldoret Technical Training Institute, Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County
Hydrocarbon refrigerants have many advantages: They have no ozone depletion potential, a very low or no climate impact and better energy efficiency properties. However, they are highly flammable and must therefore be handled with care. Training RAC technicians on the safe handling of these flammable refrigerants is crucial. Against this background, the National Ozone Unit (NOU) of the Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Forestry (opens in a new window) organised a three-day training for RAC technicians in cooperation with GIZ Proklima.
Trainer and funding
The three-day training on the safe use of hydrocarbons as refrigerants was conducted by Mr. George Mbega, who was trained in the 'Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy' (ACRA), South Africa, supported by AFD/FFEM and BMZ, implemented by the National Ozone Unit and GIZ within the Kenyan HPMP funded by the MLF.
The Eldoret Technical Training Institute (opens in a new window) (ETTI) is a growing resource for RAC technician training and aims to build further capacity in this area in the future.