Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that all persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of appliances that contain ozone depleting refrigerants be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. These regulations were revised in the Fall of 2016 to address HFCs, HFOs, revised allowable leak rates and expanded record keeping guidelines. The Esco Institute's EPA Section 608 Certification Program has been revised to incorporate these new regulations. Preparatory Manual 2019 The Esco Institute's EPA Section 608 Preparatory Manual covers the material required to successfully pass the Universal Exam in 32 pages. Introduction Federal Regulations Before You Begin Overview of the Examination Test Format Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Cycle How to Use the Pressure-Temperature Chart Refrigeration Service Gauge Manifold Set Tips for Taking Multiple-Choice Exams.
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