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Artic Circle supports REAL Zero

Arctic Circle has become the latest supporter of REAL Zero; the Institute of Refrigeration’s awarding winning initiative to reduce refrigeration leakage.

Arctic Circle joins HRP, Marks & Spencer and BOC as an organisation that recognises REAL Zero as a key resource for the industry to reduce its environmental impact and increase the skills levels of engineers and technicians.

Eddie Gittoes, of Arctic Circle, believes that REAL Zero campaign and REAL Skills Europe e-learning is an excellent example of how the refrigeration industry is taking its environmental commitments seriously. “Arctic Circle is signing up to REAL Skills for its design engineers because there is compelling evidence that the programme will give them the knowledge they need to help customers improve their record on refrigerant containment.

REAL Skills e-learning should be compulsory for everyone involved in design or service engineering in the Sector. As an industry we all have a responsibility to reduce leakage not just for the environmental benefits but because it makes good business sense in terms of reliability, efficiency and lifetime costing of equipment.”

The IOR continues to develop the REAL Zero concept and services to extend the principles which have been so successful in helping retailers to reduce refrigerant leakage in HFC systems. A series of one day workshops are being planned for 2013, where engineers and technicians can find out more about the learning material, take assessments and gain IOR CPD certification.

The learning material covers core concepts of good leak testing practice, identifying most common leaks, design standards and practices, service and maintenance contractor’s responsibilities, equipment owner’s responsibilities and tools for calculating carbon emissions equivalent of leakage, analysing F-Gas record data and formats for making recommendations on how to improve containment strategies for equipment owners.

To find out more about REAL Zero and REAL Skills Europe e-learning visit www.realskillseurope.com

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