Training & Certification for Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning
Date:Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Time:13:30 PM CET
Introduction by Halvart Koppen
With a background in chemical engineering and environmental management, Halvart Koeppen started working in the OzonAction Programme in 1997 developing training modules and organizing training for technicians and Customs Officers. In 2002, he took over project management and financial monitoring task during the regionalization of the programme. Since 2005, he coordinates the Regional Ozone Network in Europe & Central Asia providing compliance assistance, organizing annual network and thematic meetings and facilitating regional awareness raising, country-to-country and programmatic assistance.
Since 2010 VicePresident of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration European Association AREA, Chairman of the Task Force on LOW GWP refrigerants issuing 2 position papers on “Guidance On minimum requirements for contractors’ training & certification“ and on “ Guidance on use and basic competence requirements for contractors “ He is also Secretary General of the Italian Association of Refrigeration Technicians and Technical Director of Centro Studi Galileo.
40 years of experience in thermotechnical engineering (refrigerating, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems), 1972-1975 year, involved in design, project management and site construction HVAC & R systems, Jugomontaža, Zagreb 1975-recent, lecturing, research, development and consulting work in R & HVAC, Zagreb University, Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.
Assistant Professor, Istanbul University Faculty of Eng., Mechanical Engineering Dept. Completed his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in mechanical education/engineering. Participated in several courses in UK and USA in the field of teacher training and RAC technology. Has almost 27 years of experience instructing RAC courses at vocational high school/ two-year college and engineering levels. Assigned by the Ministry of Environment Ozone Layer Division as joint committee chair of transposition of F-Gas Regulation.
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