This class is designed to prepare the student for the EPA Section 608 Universal certification with the exam given on the same day, at the end of the class. It covers procedures and governmental regulations associated with servicing refrigeration equipment and the recovery and recycling of refrigerants It also familarizes the attendee with ozone depletion and refrigerants. Objectives of the course include:
- Identify the proper safety precautions, including eye and hand protection, used while performing refrigeration operation and service.
- Identify examples of CFC, HCFC & HFC refrigerants, the expected replacement for commonly used refrigerants and the expected operating characteristics of the replacement.
- Demonstrate the use of the Temperature-Pressure Chart to identify refrigerant.
- Identify the common terms and the damaging process associated with ozone depletion.
- Distinguish three common refrigerant cylinders and proper use and maintenance for each.
- Review expected procedures to conserve and contain refrigerants and retrofit.
- Proper procedure for using manifold gauges to connect a vacuum pump, vacuum gauge and refrigerant supply to a refrigerant cylinder to evacuate and precharge the cylinder.
- Learn proper use of manifold gauges to connect a recovery unit to a refrigeration system to recover refrigerant in the vapor state.
When you register for this class, you will be mailed a study manual, which you should review prior to the class to ensure passing the EPA exam. The exam will be sent in for grading and cards will be issued and mailed back to those who pass.
Should a student not pass any portion of the certification exam and be required to take the exam again, there is no discount available, since Trane is charged for every test.