Presentation on theme: "Development of ODS/F-GAS Certification System in Croatia."— Presentation transcript:
Development of ODS/F-GAS Certification System in Croatia
1999 Start UNIDO – Refrigerant Management Plan - RMP In agreement with: Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction University of Zagreb - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture - FMENA APO - Consulting and engineering in environmental protection agency
RMP Tasks: I.to establish four Local Training Centers (Osijek, Rijeka, Split and Zagreb) II.to establish four Local Reclaiming Centers (Osijek, Rijeka, Split and Zagreb) III.to train Custom Officers
CURRICULUM Introduction of Ozone issues, International and local regulations, Basic principles of refrigeration, Refrigeration technology with new alternative refrigerants, retrofitting and drop-in refrigerants, lubricants, Code of good practice Recovery and recycling technologies, hand-on training on training rig with recovery and recycling machines, Exchange of the refrigerant in the existing unit, hand-on training, Reclaiming technology, theoretical issues, Discussion on certificates and developing of national code of good practice. LITERATURE Handbook for service technician Seminar interactive script, prepared and printed in Training center Zagreb
Training of Technicians Three-day training courses were organized in all four training centers. Courses were organized on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday and Friday training has lasted 8 school hours (8x45min) and on Saturday 6 school hours. Attendees were also provided by a interactive „Seminar script” and by a Handbook for service technician. Courses consisted of two parts, theoretical and practical part At the end of every course an examination-test was performed and if it was not successful, an additional training was organized so that all attendees have successfully completed the course.
Equipment: demonstration training rig, refrigeration unit recovery set recycle set vacuum pump freon cylinders hand tool
All technicians that have successfully completed the course were awarded by a Certificate of training. Certificates are signed by a director of the institution in which Training centres are organized and by a leader of the Training centre. Participants that have attended courses in all 4 centers RMP courseRetrofit courseCustom officers course ~ 3400370180
II. Local Reclaiming Centers Reclaiming Center Activities Recovering Recycling Moisture removal Oil removal Impurities removal Reclaiming Removal of noncondensing gases Removal of acids Chemical analysis Reusable Freon Certificating Reuse of reclaimed ODS Decomposition and neutralization of CFCs Reporting Export of waste refrigerant
III. Custom Officers Training One-day Course were organized and held at the Training Center Zagreb Lectures were consisted of two parts, theoretical and practical part Handbook for Custom Officers, prepared in Training Center Zagreb in cooperation with Ministry of environmental protection and physical planning and Ministry of Finance, Custom Administration Contents of the Handbook: Protection of the Ozone Layer Ozone Depleting Substances Legislative Preventing Illegal Trade Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning devices and Refrigerants Refrigerant Identifier RI-2002PA Total number of Custom Officers that have attended to the course in Croatia is 18 persons.
ACTUAL SYSTEM CERTIFICATION OF TECHNICIANS Handling the ODS and F-Gases National Regulation Thematic meeting on ODS/F-gas legislation and certification of technicians, Zagreb, Croatia, 4-5 June 2012
CURRENT STATUS – Certification of technicians Official gazette 130/10 - Air protection act Article 67 licence requirement: for companies which performs recovery, leakage checking, maintenance or servicing of the equipment and systems containing ODSs or F-gases other requirements: registerd as servicing company, employs one or more adequately trained and certified workers, posses recovery equipment. Article 72 (in accordance with Article 5 of EC No. 842/2006), personnel involved in installation, maintenance or servicing of the equipment and systems as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment (EC No. 303/2008) stationary fire protection systems and fire extinguishers (EC No. 304/2008) recovering F-gases from high-voltage switchgear (EC No. 305/2008) recovering F-gases from gas-based solvents (EC No. 306/2008) ac systems in motor vehicles (EC No. 307/2008) Have an obligation to obtain a Certificate for successful completion of the training programme.
National regulation – Certification of technicians Training of personnel Educational institutions, refrigeration associations, institutes with approval of Ministry of Environmental and Nature protection for period of 5 years employment of qualified trainers adequate facility area at disposal technical equipment at disposal posses administration personel Minimum qualification of trainers (theoretical&practical part): mechanical engineer with 10 years experiance in filed (RAC and heat pump, fire protection systems etc) Minimum qualification of trainers (practical part): more than 10 years experiance in maintenance or servicing of the equipment and systems
National regulation – Certification of technicians Technicians prequalifications o age 18+ o technical vocation high school education (mechnical, electrical etc.) o high school education and 1 year experiance in maintenance or servicing o elementary school and 5 years experiance Training programme o stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment (EC Regulation 842/2007) Category I Category II Category III Category IV o stationary fire protection systems and fire extinguishers o recovering F-gases from high-voltage switchgear o recovering F-gases from gas-based solvents o ac systems in motor vehicles (MAC)
National regulation – Certification of technicians Assesment o Evaluation committee – delegated by Ministry president, examiners and one Ministry member prepares the lists of questions o Location of assesment are the premesis of educational institutions o Theoretical part of exam – 60 min o Practical part of exam – 180 min o Assesment criteria – all of the modules have to be evaluated with grade “passed” in each module >50% of all questions have to be answered correctly for 2 modules “failed” in total, candidate can test again the knowledge in this modules Permanent education programme o Renewal of licence – 5 years o changes in legislation, directives, norms o novelties in technology (refrigerants, materials etc) o refrigerants (natural and new synthetic) o new detection methods, recovery, recycling and reclaiming procedures o refrigerant disposal o RRR scheme
National regulation – Certification of technicians All private legal entities (persons) that were awarded by a certificate through the RMP certification scheme are to be awarded by a certificate for Category III, IV and mobile air conditioning (MAC) according to the new scheme.
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