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1 Development of ODS/F-GAS Certification System in Croatia

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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.

6 Equipment: demonstration training rig, refrigeration unit recovery set recycle set vacuum pump freon cylinders hand tool

7 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 ~

8 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

9 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.

10 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

11 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.

12 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

13 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)

14 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

15 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.

16 Thank You! Tonko Ćurko, PhD


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