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Blue Crab Technical Academy
Dedicated to Furthering Education
This course is made up of two 8 hour units of instruction.
Unit 1: Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Safety, is designed to provide technicians with an understanding of the safety requirements for servicing systems that contain EPA SNAP approved flammable refrigerants.
Unit 2: Lokring Service Training, is designed to provide technicians with an overview of the products available through American Vulkan Corporation and the endless applications for Lokring solder-free tube connections. Students will participate in both classroom and hands-on training exercises to ensure mastery of the installation and servicing processes associated with Lokring tube connections.
Identify Uses of Hydrocarbons as Refrigerants
- Environmental Impact
- Applications & Availability
Summarize HC Regulations and Standards
- Approved HC refrigerants
- Restricted uses and applications
- Liability Concerns
Identify Refrigerant Properties and Safety
- Safety classifications
- Flammability hazards
- MSDS & Health hazards
- Rated Equipment
- Cylinder safety
- Confined spaces
Explain Servicing Procedures
- Compressor removal & installation
- Brazing & mechanical joints
- Sparking hazards
- Leak & pressure testing
- Recovery, evacuation & charging
- Rated replacement parts
Summarize various Lokring applications
- HVAC & appliance applications
Assemble Lokring tube connections
- Micrometer measurements
- Tubing construction
- Fitting selection
- Material preparation