1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    1. This section applies to the management of refrigerant containing equipment during new construction, demolition, renovation, or preventative maintenance activities.
    2. Whenever possible, attempt to utilize equipment that contains Hydro fluorocarbon (HFC) type refrigerants (non-ozone depleting type refrigerants). Equipment that utilizes either Class I or Class II refrigerants should be avoided when feasible.
      1. Class I refrigerants include the (CFCs), R-11, R12, R13, R-13B1, R113, R114, R115, R-500, R502 or R503.
      2. Class II refrigerants include the Hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), R-21, R-22, R-23, R-31, R-121, R-122, R-123, R-124, R-141b, R-142b, R-401a, R401b, R-401c, R-402a, R-402b, R-403b, R-406a, R-408a, R-409a, R-411a, R-414a, R-414b, FRIGC FR-12, Free Zone, GHG-HP, Freeze 12, GHG-X5, G2018C, or NARM-502.
    3. When refrigerant containing equipment is removed, dispose of equipment and refrigerants in accordance with EPA Guidelines. OSU Facilities Services requests to have first right of refusal for capturing the refrigerant for other campus equipment.
  2. SUPERVISION AND EXECUTION
    1. Individuals performing work or apprentices’ supervisor must possess EPA certification of appropriate EPA level.
    2. Contractor must inform OUS Facilities Services when non-portable equipment is demolished or moved.
    3. Contractor shall submit a record of the quantity of refrigerant and oils recovered, and equipment disposed to the OSU Facilities Services Refrigeration Supervisor.
Last Updated: 
02/10/2020