Refrigerant Emissions Reduction
Reducing Refrigerant Emissions in your organization will help you improve your bottom line.
An effective refrigerant emissions reduction program can help you reduce your overall refrigerant costs, drive down your HFC emissions, reduce your loss of stock through equipment failure, reduce energy consumption and also reduce your environmental impact.
There’s high pressure for compliance through national legislation such as the United States EPA Section 608, the European FGas, along with US state-driven legislation such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). With fines levied to combat excessive refrigerant emissions and a drive to reduce HFC emissions, it’s important to ensure your emissions are effectively measured and reduced. This can be achieved through the use of high performance leak detection equipment that can detect low level leaks as early as possible.
EPA Section 608
In the United States, the Clean Air Act is a law designed to control air pollution nationally. It is implemented and enforced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Section 608 of this law relates to Stationery Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
The European Union is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases through legislation often cited simply as ‘F Gas’ Regulations. The legislation aims to limit the amount of fluorinated gases that can be sold and used in various applications and also prevent emissions.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) provide legislation in relation to the regulation for the management of high global warming potential refrigerants for stationery sources.The regulations combine to provide a Refrigerant Management Program. Abiding by the Californian rules and regulations is often referred to as ‘CARB compliance’.
Refrigerant Leak Detection and Refrigerant Tracking
For an effective Refrigerant Emissions Reduction strategy, it’s important to find refrigerant leaks as early as possible with a reliable notification system in place. This means leaks can be resolved as swiftly as possible, keeping refrigerant emissions to a minimum.
Checklists and Guidelines
To help you on your way to refrigerant compliance and support you in lowering refrigerant emissions, we’ve provided the following checklists and guidance notes.
The CARB Compliance Summary document provides a high-level summary of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Refrigerant Management Program (RMP) regulations. The document provides information in how the CARB regulations will effect you as a refrigerant equipment owner. Download your copy now.
Refrigerant Management is the efficient, safe and cost-effective operation of your refrigeration equipment. With this easy to follow, step-by-step guide – you will confidently lead your organization by developing an effective refrigerant strategy. The guide will support you on the road to refrigerant management and compliance.
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Refrigeration contractors and service providers are often left carrying the can when it comes to refrigerant emissions. It’s therefore more important than ever to ensure refrigerant management processes and operations are optimized and efficient for your organization, keeping you afloat in difficult times.
Join Bacharach and refrigerant leak detection expert Tom Burniston for a free educational webinar which examines the common drivers behind the adoption of a refrigerant leak detection program and common sensor technologies used to achieve.