China delegation receives natural refrigerants training in Italy

Centro Studi Galileo received a Chinese delegation of 18 university professors for a training course on eco-friendly refrigerants.

The Chinese delegation together with the Centro Studi Galileo trainers in the laboratory, Casale Monferrato, Italy. 

Italian HVAC&R research and training centre Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) in Casale Monferrato, Italy received a delegation of 18 university professors and two senior government officials from the People’s Republic of China for a training course on eco-friendly refrigerants last week (24-29 July). 

The main focus of the training was on safety issues related to using hydrocarbons and ammonia industrial systems. Delegates also looked at cascade systems working with carbon dioxide. 

Companies working in the HVAC&R sector in Italy provided much of the training at CSG. SandenVendo – the vending arm of Sanden whose European HQ is in Italy – provided training on working with CO2.

Italy’s Dorin, meanwhile, covered compressors, cascade systems and innovative software utilising CO2 technology, while fellow Italian firm Castel explored the workings of hydrocarbons in HVAC&R systems. 

The training was part-funded by the EU’s ‘REAL Alternatives for LIFE’ project that provides online training on low-GWP refrigerants throughout the European Union. Recently it decided to move into live training.

The Chinese delegation also visited Italian firm Epta-IARP in Casale on the last day of the workshop. Participants received a certificate for the training received.

Centro Studi Galileo was asked by the UN to provide the training. It has had a long experience providing refrigeration and air-conditioning training to more than 70 nations throughout the world. 

Recently, training has taken place in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, Benin, Tunisia, The Gambia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ghana, Colombia, United States of America, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, India and the Caribbean.

By Charlotte McLaughlin

Aug 03, 2017, 10:06

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