refrigerant testing Articles

  • 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 Markit

  • 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 Markit

  • 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 Markit

  • ANSI/AHRI standard 420-2008 for fan and coil evaporators - benefits and costs

    Abstract Fan and coil evaporators as used in the industrial refrigeration industry can be certified for performance per ANSI/AHRI Standard 420-2008, Performance Rating of Forced-Circulation Free-Delivery Unit Coolers for Refrigeration. This paper will explain how the standard works and illustrate the costs related to evaporators that may not meet the performance criteria of the standard. ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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 ...


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