RSES has released to the public eight technical bulletins and feature articles on the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant originally available only to RSES members.

“While RSES has been preparing its members for the Jan. 1, 2010, phaseout deadline for using R-22 in the manufacturing of new equipment for over eight years, RSES wants the entire HVACR industry to be fully educated on the alternative and replacement refrigerants that have already entered the marketplace and is taking this opportunity to share valuable content with the public,” RSES Director of Training and Testing Renee Tomlinson said.

RSES Service Application Manual technical bulletins and RSES Journal feature articles on hydrofluorocarbon R-410A refrigerant, which has been identified as an acceptable substitute to hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) R-22, can be viewed at http://rses.org/410a. Available are:

• "Refrigerant R-410A."

• "Understanding Refrigerant Tables."

• "What Technicians Need to Know About Phasing out HCFC Refrigerants."

• "Refrigerant Changes Make R-410A Systems More Appealing Than Ever."

• "The R-22 Phaseout: Do You Have a Plan?"

• "The Rush to Recover R-22."

• "Making the Move: R-22 to R-410A."

• "Addressing the Refrigerant Reclamation Challenge."

To obtain copies of the above titles for training purposes, contact training@rses.org.