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Benefitting from its extensive experience in natural refrigerant applications and especially in the installation of CO2 systems, in 2009 Epta decided to set up a Training Centre in the United Kingdom:  a hub in which this unique expertise can be shared. So far over 250 Group professionals as well as external specialists from the industry have been involved in the training and refresher courses offered on advanced techniques.

These high-level courses focus on the use of CO2 as refrigerant and on the technical knowledge needed in this area.

A complete state-of-the-art set of equipment is made available to the attendees for the purposes of training and research:

Cascade System

A two compressor cascade system with standby cooling together with inverter control.

Transcritical Booster system

A multi compressor system comprising MT and LT booster compressors. The system is configured to utilise multiple transcritical and flash gas solutions. The plant is equipped with inverters and standby cooling

Pumped system

Featuring a hermetic refrigerant pump, and multiple regulation valve options.

This structure has obtained the “City and Guilds” certification which attests to the value of the Epta experience, a further confirmation of its high quality standards.

The centre is managed by two City and Guilds approved assessors, the teaching positions are entrusted to knowledgeable and qualified consultants who can lecture in many different languages. The staff's expertise was earned over many years of work with CO2 systems.

The F-Gas centre is equipped with a City & Guilds approved test ring and full brazing equipment.

 

TRAINING COURSES

EPTA CO2 SERVICE COURSE

Undertake theory and practical training that gives you the experience to carry out service and maintenance on all types of Epta supplied CO2 equipment. Course covers pumped systems, transcritical boosters systems and cascade systems.

• Course Duration 2 Days

EPTA CO2 APPRECIATION COURSE

A course designed for those who want to understand CO2 systems but do not want to work with the equipment. The course covers the basic principles of using CO2 as a refrigerant, the basic types of CO2 systems and the health and safety aspects of working with CO2.

• Course Duration 1 Day

CITY & GUILDS 6187-31 - CO2 SERVICE & MAINTENANCE

Undertake theory and practical training to prepare you for City & Guilds industry certified qualification. The course covers, basic principles, CO2 systems, risk assessment, and practical work on transcritical, cascade and pumped systems.

• Course Duration 3 Days

CITY AND GUILDS 2079 F-GAS

Undertake theory and practical training to prepare you for the 2079 F-Gas qualification. The course is offered as a 2 day session for experienced engineers and a 3 day session for those requiring additional technical training. The final day includes the City and Guilds assessment.

• Course Duration 2 Days / 3 Days 

BRA BRAZING ASSESSMENT

A course for those needing the skills to braze to the BRA specification.

The course covers Health and Safety, the use of Oxy/Acetylene equipment and teaches both brazing and silver soldering. Assessment is carried out by producing a standard specimen test piece.

• Course Duration 1 Day

CITY & GUILDS 6187-21 - HYDROCARBON SERVICE & MAINTENANCE

Undertake theory and practical training to prepare you for the 6187-21 hydrocarbon qualification. The course covers theory and practical aspects of working with Hydrocarbon refrigerants and concludes with an assessment of skills.

• Course Duration 1 Day