Question: What does it require of technicians handling refrigerants?

Technicians servicing AC and refrigeration equipment must: Pass a certification exam offered by an approved technician certification program in order to maintain, service, repair, or dispose of appliances containing refrigerants. Some refrigerants are exempt from the refrigerant management requirements.

What do you need to handle refrigerant?

The California Refrigerant Management Program (RMP) affects technicians and contractors who service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment using those high-GWP gases. Californias required service practices for these refrigerants include having a current, valid U.S. EPA certificate, no venting, and using proper ...

Which four records must be kept by the technician or company employing the technician when disposing of an appliance with 5 50 pounds of refrigerant?

Questions on Servicing Appliances with 5 to 50 or More Pounds of Ozone-Depleting and Substitute Refrigerant: What records am I required to keep? The quantity of refrigerant, and type, transferred for reclamation or destruction, the person to whom it was transferred, and the date of the transfer.

What is required on all new recovery equipment?

All manufacturers and importers of refrigerant recovery equipment are required to have their equipment tested by an EPA-approved organization to lessen the involved hazards. Home air conditioning and refrigeration equipment should be tested based on the ARI 740 test protocol.

What does Section 608 allow a technician to do?

Section 608 of the Clean Air Act defines a technician as someone who measures pressure within an appliance by attaching/detaching gauges or hoses, adding or removing refrigerants from an appliance, or any activity that could compromise the integrity of a motor vehicle air conditioning unit/small appliance.

Do you have to have a license to buy 410A refrigerant?

Are you required to have a license or to be certified to handle and purchase R-410A? You are required to have an EPA Section 608 Type II or Universal certification license to handle R-410A but no license is legally necessary for purchase.

What refrigerants do not need to be recovered?

Co2 refrigerant R-744 (Carbon dioxide) is a very high-pressure refrigerant and generally does not need to be recovered.

What type of appliances are technicians certified to charge?

What type of appliances are technicians certified to charge and open after passing the Type 1 examination? Appliances containing 5 pounds or less of refrigerant that have been hermetically sealed and charged at the factory.

How much does 410A refrigerant cost?

The current HVAC standard coolant, r410a, costs about $3 to $8 per pound. All systems manufactured or installed after 2010 use r410a. The costs fluctuate depending on demand.

Which refrigerants must be recovered?

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) have which of the following in common? They must be recovered before opening or disposing of appliances. After 1995, supplies of CFC refrigerant for equipment servicing will come from; recovery and recycling.

What is typical advantage of water cooled recovery unit?

Water-Cooled Recovery Units are most common while recovering refrigerant from a chiller system. The advantages of these units are: Faster Recovery. A large amount of refrigerant can be recovered easily and quickly.

Why do chillers using low-pressure refrigerants require purge unit?

Why do chillers using low-pressure refrigerants require purge units? These systems require the removal of contaminated refrigerant. These systems operate below atmospheric pressure. Purge units remove refrigerant from the oil sump.

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