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ClimaCheck Training Event 26th/27th Feb

Gain an in-depth understanding of the new ClimaCheck PA Pro III Performance Analyser, the third-generation platform for ClimaCheck measurement systems.

Business Edge ClimaCheck Technical Training at Portsmouth

The Best Air Conditioning & Refrigeration system analyser just got Better

The ClimaCheck PA Pro III, available as a ClimaCheck Portable or Permanent DIN-Rail solution, provides a complete analysis of every operating parameter of any type of Air Conditioning, Close Control, Refrigeration or Heat Pump System, running on any refrigerant fluid.

ClimaCheck is available as a Portable Performance Analyser or as a Permanently Installed Performance Analyser.

Portable Performance Analyser – can be connected to most systems within 20 – 30 minutes and the results displayed in Tabular Worksheet, Graphical or System Schematic Formats. Results can be read at 1sec, 5sec, 30sec or 60sec intervals.


Who should attend?

This course is designed to give attendees an introduction and working knowledge of the NEW ClimaCheck PA PRO III Performance Analyser.

ClimaCheck enables A/C & Refrigeration Engineers to take field measurements of all types of AC&R equipment / systems using the Portable version of the ClimaCheck PA PRO III.

Attendees are expected to have a reasonable level of AC&R field experience covering servicing, maintenance and commissioning of air conditioning / refrigeration / heat pump equipment.  

Attendees are invited to submit their questions in advance of the course, to ensure that the training is of particular relevance to their field experience and requirements.

Introduction to the ClimaCheck Method & Technology


What is ClimaCheck?

  • Introduction to the ClimaCheck PA Pro III hardware
  • Understanding of the Principles used
  • Temperature / Pressure Sensors / Current Clamps / Voltage Connections
  • Power Meter Setup

Introduction to the ClimaCheck Software

  • ClimaCheck PA PRO software on Attendee’s Laptop or Business Edge Laptop
  • Principles of Templates & Data Source Files
  • Exporting to Excel


Connection and Set Up Demonstration of ClimaCheck up on a running Refrigeration System

  • Connection of Probes & Pressure Transducers (F-Gas Qualified attendees only)
  • Voltage & Current Measurements (3Ph & N, 3Ph Balanced, 1Ph systems)
  • Understanding and Monitoring Plant / System Behaviour
  • How does Superheat / Head Pressure / Sub-Cooling adjustment affect the system?
  • Establish if refrigerant charge is adequate / inadequate
  • Output of Recorded Data to create a Report (Word & Excel)
  • Typical uses for ClimaCheck – 3 Group Exercises


An overview and description of the new PA PRO III will be covered, with open discussion and questions.


Please email any questions or course subject / topic requests to:

Candidate Requirements

Candidates should download a free 20 day trial version of the ClimaCheck, firstly familiarising themselves with the general features before attending the Course.  The Course requires you to bring your own Notebook PC / Charger, etc.

Candidates who already own a ClimaCheck Portable, should bring their notebook PC/Charger, but are also welcome to bring the ClimaCheck Portable hardware, particularly if they have any problems that require rectification/discussion, as we may be able to assist in this regard during your time here.

Course Duration
2 Days.    (9.30am to 4.30pm)

Free of Charge

Buffet Lunch & Refreshments
A light buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Arrive on site properly tooled up with the PA Pro III

The solution delivers certainty when installing ACR & HP devices, together with ongoing analysis of the system. Similarly the remote analysis software tools deliver the potential for savings in both time and money for service engineers.

ClimaCheck gives businesses the edge… Come and see for yourself.

Please call Business Edge Ltd on: 02392 230007


F-Gas Training Courses throughout the UK

F-Gas training courses

For those looking for F-Gas Courses, Business Edge deliver Cskills Awards or City & Guilds 2079 F Gas Training and Assessment Events.

Together with an extensive events calendar at our training centre in Portsmouth – Hampshire, we also have upcoming events scheduled for Milton Keynes – Buckinghamshire and Tiverton – Devon.

For those looking to capitalise on their valuable time, choose our 15 Day Modular Heat Pump Course which includes Brazing & F-Gas Certification at Portsmouth.

Our delegates experience first hand the in depth knowledge, the commitment and the imagination of an industry leading environmental control organisation.

Forthcoming Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Training Courses at Business Edge

We understand the enthusiasm and willingness to learn from those attending our introductory courses and also recognise the mind-set of highly experienced air conditioning and refrigeration professionals who wish to increase their knowledge or qualifications.

Forthcoming Training Courses, including *Special Events

*8th April – CITB Essential Electrics (Reassessment) – £260

*14th April – Ducted Systems Design – £490
Covers all aspects of ductwork design, specification and good practice for building services installations.

30th April – City & Guilds 7543 Mobile Air Conditioning Systems
Provides certification for those working on mobile air conditioning systems, e.g. cars and other vehicles covered by the MAC Directive.

5th May – City & Guilds 2382-15 (17th Edition)
The latest 17th Edition Scheme, using the new Yellow Book, which supersedes 2382-12. Course dates will be arranged according to demand.

*12th May – F-Gas Reassessment (Milton Keynes) – £400

*27th May – F-Gas Reassessment (Tiverton) – £400

27th May – City & Guilds 6187 (Level 2) Units 232/532 – Understand and apply Hydrocarbon RAC System Installation, Testing, Servicing & Maintenance Techniques
Delegates must hold a valid F-Gas Certification.

28th May – City & Guilds 6187 (Level 3) Unit 316 – Understand Hydrocarbon RAC system design, installation, commissioning and servicing & maintenance techniques

*22nd June – Heat Pump Course – £2,000

To find out more about our exemplary Training Facilities and to view all of our upcoming training events, visit our online air conditioning and refrigeration training courses here.

Register your interest now.

ClimaCheck Open Day – Friday March 27th

Due to an extremely successful ClimaCheck Awarness Day last year, we are holding a second ClimaCheck Event for those within the air conditioning and refrigeration industry who wish to find out more.

Discover a wide ranging selection of business and technical solutions using the ClimaCheck Performance Analyser.

This is another free event hosted by Business Edge at Portsmouth with limited delegate seats available on a first come first serve basis. Lunch is on us.

To book your place contact us or to find out more about ClimaCheck visit our web site.

IPCC Fourth Assessment: F-Gas Legislation Seminar





The fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that, on the basis of existing scientific data, developed countries would need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% to 95% below 1990 levels by 2050.

To assist the European Commission in achieving this a “roadmap” was created highlighting sectorial contributions from six areas including Fluorinated Greenhouse gases. To further allow for reductions in the use of the aforementioned gases, major changes were suggested to the existing regulations. After a series of meetings and lobbying by all interested parties, the additions and amendments were ratified. This process resulted in EC Regulation 517/2014 repealing 842/2006. This regulation will come into force on the 01/01/2015. The “New” F Gas Regulations will make major changes to the availability and use of HFC’s over the next 15 years.

The main areas of change within the F-Gas regulations will affect everyone from manufacturers and end users to the technician on the street. The requirement for major reduction in CO2 emissions across Europe will result in the use of high GWP Refrigerants being “phased down” and in certain applications prohibited. This “phasing down” in the availability of the Hydro fluorocarbon refrigerants over the next fifteen years will cause manufacturers to change the refrigerant their equipment uses across a wide range of applications from Domestic and Commercial Refrigeration through to Heat Pump and Supermarket Refrigeration.

The “Phase Down” will also affect the availability of particularly high GWP refrigerants, such as R404A and R422D, for service and maintenance work on existing systems. As everyone knows when demand outstrips supply the cost of the refrigerant will increase and the cost effectiveness of any repair is less attractive. Given the problems end users have already endured during the prohibition of HCFC Refrigerants, these further changes will cause further headaches and affect the working relationship of end users and contractors.

The contractor will have to change the way they perform a variety of activities for their customers, including frequency and size of equipment required to be leak checked. The requirement for leak checking is no longer determined by the mass of refrigerant but by the CO2 equivalent based upon the GWP and system charged mass. Until manufacturers change the way their equipment is labeled, and existing equipment is re-labeled (by 2017 at the latest), the requirement can be difficult to interpret.

Contrary to the quote from ACRIB, our experience is that it is not to the “relief of 30,000 engineers that they do not have to be reassessed as their current F-Gas qualification will remain valid”. Indeed the majority of the engineers that have undertaken re-assessment have expressed their relief for the update in their knowledge of the regulations, allowing them to communicate the changes to their customers, enabling them to portray an efficient, professional image. Indeed, with the best will in the world, it would be difficult for every technician or contracting company to assimilate all the information within the regulations and pass that information along to all persons in their employ. Attendance on an F-Gas reassessment course will give attendees all the latest information on the revised F-Gas Regulations along with comprehensive hand-outs to refer to in the future.

To assist all affected organisations to fully understand and implement these changes, Business Edge, working in conjunction with CITB, REFCOM, Worcester Bosch, Bitzer UK and the European Association for Brazing and Soldering, are presenting a series of free, half day seminars to highlight the impact of the regulations. The first seminar will be on the 1st of October in Wakefield and the second seminar is on October the 7th in Milton Keynes.

Places are going fast – Book your seat now.

F-Gas Seminar


HEAT PUMP CERTIFICATION. Participate in the Government’s RHI (Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive) Scheme


Are you working to achieve MCS Accreditation (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) to be able to participate in the Government’s RHI (Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive) Scheme?  If so, our new Logic Certification courses will prove competency in the following areas.

  • 10th & 11th November 2014: Foundation Certificate in Basic Heating & Hot Water System Design
  • 12th November 2014: WRAS – Water Regulations Certificate
  • 13th & 14th November 2014: Installation, Commissioning & Safety Aspects of Hot Water Systems for Domestic Use, in accordance with UK Building Regulations (often referred to as “Unvented”).
  • 17th November 2014: Environmental Technology Systems Awareness
  • 18th-21st November 2014: Installation & Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • 24th & 25th November 2014: CITB (Cskills Awards) Pipework & Brazing
  • 26/27/28th November 2014: CITB (Cskills Awards) F-Gas J11/Cat 1 Certification

Delegates may attend any or all of the above courses. Please ask for a quote for the courses you are interested in.


F-Gas Seminar – Regulation Impact Assessment



F-Gas SeminarWhat will the F-Gas legislation updates mean to you?

Join us for the most informative F-Gas Legislation Impact Assessment Seminar ever available in the UK.

Places are FREE and limited…
Speakers from Business Edge – REFCOM – CITB – Worcester Bosch – Bitzer UK

October 1st – Wakefield and October 7th – Milton Keynes
Attend the morning or afternoon session (lunch included)

Contact us now to book your seat.


ClimaCheck User Workshop – Demand ensures a second day.


Our first ClimaCheck training day for existing users is now full and we have now deployed a second event on the 24th of October.

Designed to ensure full benefits of the unit and it’s reporting capabilities, the course description is as follows:

ClimaCheck After Sales Training

This course is aimed at those who use a ClimaCheck Performance Analyser System and would like to enhance their knowledge so as to be able to use the equipment to maximum effect.

Course Objectives

• How to use the Hardware – Get up & Running • How to use the Software (Portable system) • Typical uses for ClimaCheck – 3 Group Exercises:-

1)        Refrigerant Charging (effects of over & under charging) and Performance optimisation (super heat, sub cooling, head pressure controls)

2)        Fault Finding – Expansion value, compressor evaluation, Evaporator performance (Understanding Air and Refrigerant Temperature Differences), condenser performance

3)        Understand ClimaCheck data and Utilise data in Reports

Personalise the Course to meet your needs

Delegates are invited to submit details of any topics they would like to see covered during the course, to make sure the training day is particularly relevant to their experience in the field. Please email your requests to:

Course Duration

1 Day.(9 am to 4.30 pm)


Free of Charge.


If you’d like to know more about our air conditioning training courses and facilities or simply want to discuss the ClimaCheck training course in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact us or call our training department on:

Business Edge contribute to the ‘Refrigerant Revolution’ and help plan for the future.

The 16th European Conference organised by Centro Studi Galileo highlighted a common question…
‘Is the industry ready for the refrigerant revolution’?

Kelvin Kelly, Business Edge Training Director, delivered the final comments by explaining the European situation on training in the use of alternative refrigerants, the current state of the European project ‘Real Alternatives’ and an overview of the project: The ‘Real Alternatives’ project is designed to improve knowledge within the service and maintenance industry, of alternative refrigerants from a point of view of safety, efficiency, reliability and containment.

Take a look at our Refrigeration Courses or find out more about our air conditioning courses.

CITB work with Business Edge for new F-Gas Course

Air Conditioning Courses

CITB work with Business Edge to finalise F-Gas Certification Training. Visit our web site to renew your F-Gas certification.

Business Edge has developed in conjunction with the CITB a fully updated, streamlined, F-Gas training course for both initial and renewal candidates. The renewal option is open to engineers that hold a CITB or City and Guilds Certificate. After an exhaustive and thorough consultation process between Business Edge, the CITB, approved Training Providers and a select group of engineers, the process has been finalised and will be officially launched in June. Business Edge has multiple F-Gas events throughout the UK.

Read more about our ACR & HP training events, dates and venues.

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