New guidelines for handling refrigerants

By Plant Engineering Staff May 12, 2006

In a continuing effort to reduce emissions by manufacturing facilities that either produce, use, store, or transport refrigerants, the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has released new guidelines for handling refrigerants to minimize their potential environmental impact.

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and more than 50 percent of respondents built new facilities with a zero emission goal.

elease into the environment during every phase of the manufacturing process.

pressure vessels that meet national, state, and local regulations; monitoring transported or shipped equipment for leakage and taking corrective action when necessary; and designing packaging to minimize refrigerant loss during shipping. .