refrigerant tracking Articles

  • EPA enforcement can be costly for organizations that do not track refrigerant gases

    The EPA penalty aspect of the U.S. Clean Air Act is managed by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. The agency is diligently enforcing requirements to reduce harmful gas emissions. The law allows auditors and inspectors to conduct on-site inspections and request a facility's records regarding their regulation of gases. Without providing proper documentation, or supplying incomplete ...


    By Verisae

  • Refrigerant Gas Tracking: The importance of AC/HVAC system maintenance

    Refrigerant gases are used in commercial facilities such as office buildings, hospitals and warehouses to maintain the climate and air quality. Refrigerant management includes maintaining the air conditioning (AC) or heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) units often used to maintain the environment in these buildings.Refrigerant gases have been around for many years. These gases are ...


    By Verisae

  • Simplified mass balance method: An accurate way to track refrigerant emissions

    With the simplified mass balance method, current levels of harmful refrigerant gases or other chemicals that harm the environment, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and chlorofluorocarbons (CHCs), can be calculated and work to better predict of future levels of accumulated emissions formulated. This emissions information enables environmental scientists and government regulators to better ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA compliance - Refrigerant Management

    Everyone's Responsibility Today, the environment is everyone's responsibility. Are you taking an active part to keep it clean? We've all heard about the ozone layer. Ozone depletion in the atmosphere has become an increasing problem ...


    By IHS

  • R22 Refrigerant gas phase out: Is your organization ready for enhance tracking and exploding costs?

    Several years ago, the United States and other countries passed federal laws that mandate commercial facilities to phase out usage of R22 refrigerant and convert to a more environmentally friendly alternative (i.e. SNAP refrigerant alternatives).Many organizations are working on conversion efforts for the 2015 phase out deadline. Other organizations are putting into practice various measures to ...


    By Verisae

  • Refrigerant gas management (case study)

    Executive Summary Refrigerant leaks are one the highest maintenance expenses for organizations using or maintaining gas. In addition to compliance, management of refrigerant is important from a cost perspective. A typical 100-store supermarket chain operates with 400,000 lbs. of refrigerant within their refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Assuming an average cost of $6 per ...


    By Verisae

  • Minimizing Refrigerant Emissions in HVAC Systems

    Managing the operation and maintenance of a facility's air conditioning equipment has always been a major responsibility, as chillers often represent the single largest electrical load in a facility. Since the annual cost of operating chillers is a major ...


    By IHS

  • Refrigerant leak detection is heavily regulated by government agencies

    Refrigerant leak monitoring in refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) systems and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC-R) equipment is very challenging, even for the most skilled HVAC-R technician. The leak could be well concealed from view in tubing, a system component, or in an operating or safety control component. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws documented ...


    By Verisae

  • Refrigerant compliance includes calculating carbon emissions

    If you manage a facility using a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC-R) system, it’s time to comply with federal and state environmental laws regarding carbon emissions. To help reduce greenhouse gases, the law requires calculating carbon emissions. This means monitoring, collecting data and performing extensive reporting of CO2 ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA mandates proper refrigerant gas recovery processes

    New EPA regulations require facilities that use air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to have a refrigerant recovery plan in place. The plan is needed to make sure that any harmful gases that might leak are captured. Refrigerant gases contain hydrochlorofluorocarbons, known to cause severe damage to the ozone layer and to promote global warming. A comprehensive plan is now in place to ...


    By Verisae

  • Refrigerant leak creates environmental problems for businesses

    A great concern for companies is a refrigerant leak in their refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. That’s because gases that escape during a refrigerant leak pollute and damage the environment. To better monitor and maintain the operation of these business assets, many companies utilize a refrigerant management program.There ...


    By Verisae

  • REFRIGERANT RULES: HOW NOT TO GET ZAPPED BY PROPOSED CHANGES

    Refrigerant management requirements are likely to become even stricter. Are you and your customers ready? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new rules and record-keeping requirements that add to those already in effect concerning servicing, maintaining, repairing, or disposing of air conditioning or ...


    By IHS

  • Summarizing the fundamentals of fugitive emission tracking

    Fugitive emission tracking for a number of key industries is now a focus for the United States and a number of other countries. When a hazardous leak occurs it is important to identify and gauge the amount and type of substance emitted. Officials will gain a better understanding of the challenge posed by greenhouse gases, as they affect global warming. When an unexpected leak of a hazardous ...


    By Verisae

  • Understanding the CARB Refrigerant Gas Management regulations (2010 early actions)

    Many of today's AC/HVAC systems and refrigerant products have high global warming (GWP) potential emissions. These include air conditioning (AC) in cars, homes and office buildings, commercial and home refrigerators, fire suppressant systems, and much more. Many of today's AC/HVAC systems and refrigerant products have high global warming (GWP) potential emissions. These include air conditioning ...


    By Verisae

  • How to decifer government laws for refrigerant gases (R-22 HCFCs)

    Refrigerant Gas Regulations for R-22 HCFCs: How the Government Mandates Monitoring and TrackingThe U.S. Clean Air Act is a regulation that spells out the EPA's role in air quality, especially in protecting the ozone layer and the tracking and reporting of Greenhouse Gases. The Act is maintained by the House of Representatives. The Clean Air Act has had changes made in the 1990s and again in 2008 ...


    By Verisae

  • Ford drives environmental quality and efficiency with ESS` refrigerant compliance management software

    At Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, 'Quality is Job 1' has always been more than a slogan. It was honored with the Quality Magazine 2008 Plant of the Year and the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality 2007 Clean Corporate Citizen awards. The plant excels because its commitment to quality extends to every facet of the business – from the performance of the ...


    By IHS

  • Scientists call manmade chemicals like refrigerant gases a cause of climate change

    A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. Governments around the world have set new regulations to limit the use of substances that contribute to global warming and deplete ...


    By Verisae

  • Refrigerant Gases (R-22 HCFCs): Understanding the laws regulating them

    The US Clean Air Act is a congressional law that explains the EPA's task in protecting air quality and the ozone layer. This Act is maintained by the House of Representatives. Major amendments were passed in 1990 and several other changes were made after that with still more pending related to mandatory reporting of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.Refrigerant gases are those used in climate ...


    By Verisae

  • How to better manage refrigerant gases in order to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs)

    Carbon emissions reporting requires detailed monitoring record keeping of emission sources. Reducing a company's CO2 emissions has an impact on climate change. Carbon reporting needs to be approached in a structured organized way. Doing so in this way is known as carbon management. Carbon (CO2) Emissions Reporting: It's the law. In many countries, carbon emissions are required by law to be ...


    By Verisae

  • Global Warming Potential (GWP) significance of HCFC refrigerant gases

    The global warming potential of chemicals is well documented. This is usually documented by referencing how much a chemical will impact global warming as compared to a similar amount of carbon dioxide. Refrigerants typically outrank carbon dioxide by a factor of 100 or even 1000 and stay in the atmosphere longer to our climate's detriment. All greenhouse gases are allocated a global warming ...


    By Verisae

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