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Ozone Alert: Effective Refrigerant Management


By Dan Hounsell Maintenance & Operations

The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has released its final report for Research Project 8018, Review of Refrigerant Management Programs. The objective of the project was to characterize refrigerant management and recycling programs implemented in key regions of the world, evaluate their effectiveness, and determine best practices as they relate to the U.S. refrigerant landscape.

The report reviewed refrigerant management programs in seven primary jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, California, the European Union, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Focus areas included: characterizing the current processes for original equipment manufacturers, contractors, end users, and reclaimers to handle refrigerants; how and where refrigerant recycling happens; and the amount of refrigerants ultimately destroyed. Research covered the regulations, roles, responsibilities, funding sources, incentive and enforcement mechanisms, performance, refrigerant recovery, tracking and reporting, outreach, training, and flow of refrigerants.

Read the Full report at www.ahrinet-org.

This Quick Read was submitted by Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions, dan.hounsell@tradepressmedia.com. Read more about effective refrigerant management at https://www.facilitiesnet.com/9407FMD

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