refrigerant testing Articles

  • Northeast US a smart energy testing ground

    By Elisa Wood August 19, 2010   Ben Franklin’s saying, “Out of adversity comes opportunity” seems to characterize the energy sector in US Northeast. Electricity rates are among the nation’s highest. Population density leaves scant room for new power plants and transmission lines.  And the region has little indigenous generation fuel. So ...

  • EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing

    Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past ...

  • Achieving

    Introduction The leak repair requirements, under Title VI Section 608 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, require that when an owner or operator of an appliance that normally contains a refrigerant charge of more than 50 pounds discovers that refrigerant is leaking at a rate that would exceed the applicable trigger rate during a 12-month period, the owner or operator must take corrective ...


  • Northern Illinois University finds broken interlock and avoids US$70,000 motor replacement

    More than a decade ago, environmental compliance managers at Northern Illinois University (NIU) wanted to make enhancements to the school's refrigerant compliance reporting program. The group's reporting system was sufficient to avoid fines, but officials understood that they needed to improve the program's performance. University officials had previously acquired Compliance Suite™ Refrigerant ...


    By IHS

  • Seek the Leak

    Federal regulations (with stiff penalties) govern how to deal with refrigerant emissions. Of course, installing a good facility refrigerant management plan can keep your organization ...


    By IHS

  • 29 Questions to Ask About Your Compliance Plan

    Most processors want to comply with environmental regulations, but may not be aware of all concerns. The bestpractices checklist was developed by gathering information from organizations creating and implementing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant ...


    By IHS

  • Recent USEPA Rulings To Reduce GHGs

    Over the last few months the USEPA has begun to implement rules to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Not the traditional way by having affected facilities measure and reduce GHG emissions, but instead by encouraging operational changes to accomplish the same goal. 2 rulings that can affect businesses are discussed here. 1. Alternative refrigerants. This past December the USEPA announced ...


  • Use of chemical treatments for conservation of minimally processed 'Gala' apples

    The objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of additives on keeping the quality of minimally processed 'Gala' apple. The minimum process consisted of washing, sanitising and removing the central part of the fruit. Then, sticks of apple were obtained and immersed in the following solutions: control (2% ascorbic acid), ascorbic acid 2% + calcium chloride 2%, sodium ascorbate 2%, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A novel super-cooled humidification?dehumidification system driven by thermal vapour compression unit for seawater desalination

    The current study presents the concept of a novel seawater desalination system that is configured by a humidification?dehumidification unit based on the vapour-compression process (HDDTVC). The coupled refrigeration unit employs the thermal compression of vapour by a jet-ejector. The new technical idea of proposed desalination system depends mainly upon the creation of a super-cooled temperature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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