Instructor: John Menken

Board: Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB)

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: 0611560

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Course Description

This one hour interactive distance learning course takes a brief but comprehensive look at refrigerants as they are used in the process of refrigeration. The course details the different classes of refrigerants, toxicity, detecting leaks, their impact on the ozone layer and much more. By the end of this class the participant will have a thorough understanding of refrigerants, their use, potential dangers, benefits, and their impact on the environment.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • State the definition of refrigerants and relate some of its History
  • Describe the Montreal and Kyoto protocols
  • List desired characteristics and classification of refrigerants
  • Define molecular weights
  • Relate flammability and toxicity effects
  • Articulate skin effects and oral toxicity
  • Explain central-nervous-system effects and cardiac sensitization
  • Reconstruct thermal decomposition
  • Verbalize reaction of Freon to refrigeration materials
  • State refrigerant properties
  • Express how to detect leaks
  • List ozone-depleting refrigerants
  • Summarize the phase-out schedule for HCFCS, including R-22
  • Detail the availability of R-22 and the replacement for R-22

Instructor Bio

John Menken has been in corporate education for over 30 years. His background covers all aspects of enterprise training including instructional design, technical writing, internal consulting, eLearning, multimedia development, mobile learning, web programming and online/standup training, including international, in both soft skills and technical areas.

John has authored course materials for both colleges and private industry and in his current role as a trainer for a major southeastern utility company he puts together courseware, curricula, job aids, presentations, marketing videos and eLearnings to support learning initiatives of all types. He has many HR-related implementations to his credit and has managed training groups as large as twelve people.

John's current focus is directing learning more towards desired behaviors and less on content, and his past times are kayaking, running, rodbuilding and visiting his two adult children who act like they still need him. John’s been married for over 30 years and claims anything more precise is not possible.

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