The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Section 608 of the Clean Air Act prohibits the knowing release of refrigerant during the maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of air-conditioning (AC) and refrigeration equipment. EPA requires proper refrigerant management practices by those who buy or sell refrigerant, technicians, owners and operators of AC and refrigeration systems, and others. These requirements apply for all refrigerants that contain ozone-depleting substances, e.g., hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and non-exempt substitute refrigerants, e.g., hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) and blends thereof. In summary, the EPA Refrigerant Recycling & Emissions Reduction Program defines:

  • Robust record keeping
  • Leak rate calculations
  • Equipment leak thresholds
  • Leak repair time frames
  • Leak inspection requirements
  • Retrofit and retirement timescales
  • Chronically leaking appliance reporting

To support your refrigerant emissions reduction, Bacharach has provided a compliance checklist for EPA Section 608, download your copy today. In addition, Bacharach provide a range of industry leading low level refrigerant monitors from the Multi-Zone Fixed Refrigerant Monitor to the PGM-IR Portable Refrigerant Monitor and cloud based Parasense Refrigerant Tracking and Compliance Software.

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