Interactive, Online Accredited CIBSE CPDs available from Panasonic Ireland


3 CIBSE Accredited CPDs running:

o Principles of Air Conditioning - an overview of Splits/VRF Technology
o Gas-powered Heat Pump (GHP) Technology
o An introduction to Air to Water Technology

The team at Panasonic Ireland has introduced a series of interactive, online accredited CIBSE CPD courses to enhance skills during these unprecedented times. The CPD courses have been developed by Panasonic and support learning in a variety of heating and cooling disciplines.

Panasonic’s CPD programme has been running throughout the year in various locations and have been presented by the experienced and knowledgeable team from Panasonic Ireland. However, during these extraordinary times, these courses are now available in a digital format, using the video conferencing facilities via Microsoft Teams.

Vincent Mahony, National Manager, Panasonic Ireland commented, “We recognise that times are challenging, with numerous people working from home, and looking to find ways of keeping busy. With many of our tools available through the Panasonic ProClub, we have also looked at our technical support and educational resources. We are pleased to be able to provide access to our training sessions by running the programme online, and judging by the initial comments, the sessions are proving useful.”

A recent participant, Paul Byrne of Tech Refrigeration commented, “Over the past couple of years Tech Refrigeration and Panasonic’s “lunch and learn” programme has proved very popular with consultants, mechanical contractors and end users. Moving the presentations online has given us the ability to offer the benefits of the CPD to customers who are looking to upskill during this crisis. The feedback overall is excellent, and we’ve had numerous requests for more CPDs. It just proves that even in a crisis our industry never stands still, we are all looking for ways to improve our knowledge.”
There is currently a choice of three accredited CIBSE CPDs that are running during the Spring/Summer and are so far proving very popular. The sessions typically last approximately one hour and are free to participate. Delegates need to register in advance and are given the chance throughout the session to interact and ask questions.

Overview of accredited CIBSE CPDs available

Principles of Air Conditioning – Overview of Splits/VRF Technology
This is an introduction to the principles of air conditioning. The session details the fundamentals of air conditioning and goes on to describe the refrigeration cycle, heating and cooling load calculations, system components and unit selections.

An Introduction to Air to Water Technology
This CPD looks at using heat pumps to heat water and compares these systems to traditional gas boilers and further provides advice into system design and components. The session also goes through calculating heat losses in houses and sizing heat emitters.

Overview of Gas Heat Pumps (GHP) Technology
The history and development of using gas as the power source for a VRF system. The CPD explains why this type of solution may be considered as an alternative to electric. The session compares the two options and details the design of the system.

If you are interested in participating any of the above sessions please email or call +353 (0) 87 4394032 where you will be given the appropriate details to join one of the sessions.