The Site location was an industrial facility located in the greater South Los Angeles region that manufactured chemicals for local petrochemical and other industrial operations from 1919 through late 1990’s. Refrigerants were initially produced in 1964 including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) such as trichlorofluoromethane (R-11), dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12), chlorodifluoromethane (R-22), and 1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane (R-141b). Raw materials for CFC/HCFC production included hydrofluoric acid, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, 1,1,1- trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA), and antimony pentachloride catalyst.
Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling
With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, industry producers, distributors and retailers can often expect around 50% of their site’s electricity costs to be from the use of refrigeration technology. In food transportation, the use of on-board...
Vopak Waste Management - Case Study
Learn how Vopak uses webWMS to reduce their costs and manage their waste streams in ways both beneficial to the company and the environment. Laurance Goodman discusses how managing waste on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets was not an effective way to track profiles, approvals, cost or be in compliance with their permits. Vopak is currently utilizing programs from regAction to track and manage Waste, Emissions Inventory, Refrigerant and SARA 313. regAction can be used Any Time, Anywhere on any Device.
Ammonia Vent Line Gas Detector
The LPT-A Vent Line Ammonia Transmitter (P/N: LPT-A-VLT-NH3-S) is designed for continuous monitoring of ammonia levels in the vent lines of refrigeration systems caused by equipment failure or system over pressurization. Slow leaks of refrigerant can be costly over time and a dangerous situation could present itself if a high pressure release were to occur.The VLT provides continuous, real-time monitoring of the levels of ammonia in the relief vent line. It can be configured to alarm at a pre-determined set point...
Degassing Refrigerators - Drill-head and Piercing-plier
1. For what purpose do we have to degas a refrigerator? A refrigerator has to be disposed as hazardous waste. The refrigerants inside a hazardous refrigerator are harmful for the environment (ozone depleting and greenhouse effect). Most common refrigerants are; R12, R134a and R600a. The uncommon is the removal of NH3. Refrigerants are developed to dissolve very easily into the compressor oil. Therefore it is necessary to remove the oil as well as the refrigerant. Even after a long time the oil will contain...
Heavy refrigerators are turning easily with the fridge turner
New handling system for refrigerator degassing ATNreceives more and morerequestsfrom customers (especially from outside Europe) for automatic handling systems. Refrigerators are becoming bigger and heavier. In countries like the USA the weight of a refrigerator can be well over150kg. In order to avoid manual handling of these big refrigerators during the degassing process ATN developed an automatic handling system, the fridge turner. Why handling? Handling of refrigerators is necessary in order to reach the...