On January 2017, a group of new EPA refrigeration regulations went into effect. A few law changes started in 2017, a lot more in 2018 that mostly relate to substitute refrigerants and many more in 2019 affecting all non-exempt refrigerants. A major change is the documenting and record keeping requirements for service personnel and equipment owner/operators. This course covers these EPA regulation as they relate to operation, maintenance, service and repair of HVAC appliances in small and large buildings. It includes some examples of using these regulations.
- Describe definitions used in EPA regulations, including the difference in those use in 2018 verses those for 2019.
- Describe required procedures to prohibit the venting of refrigerants.
- Describe how to properly dispose of all levels of refrigeration appliances and the documentation required.
- Describe required refrigerant recovery procedures for major and non-major maintenance, service and repairs.
- Describe how to use warm water to raise a low-pressure chiller’s pressure to perform a non-major repair.
- Describe how to determine the full charge and the leak rate of ≥50 lb refrigeration systems.
- Describe 2018 repair requirements for units having unacceptable leak rates, include the time limits to do repairs, how to ask for an extension of time, the mothballing process, and requirements for developing a retrofit or retirement plan.
- Describe 2019 repair requirements for units having unacceptable leak rates, include the time limits to do repairs, how to ask for an extension of time, the mothballing process, and requirements for developing a retrofit or retirement plan.
- Describe the documenting requirements, including required information, for disposing of an appliance, calculating an appliance full charge and leak rate, preparing various requests for leak repair time extensions, leak repair records, preparing invoices for service, and normal maintenance.