Approximate time to complete this lesson: 10 minutes.
Lesson 1.4 Video
Begin Lesson 1.4 by watching this video (2 minutes, 6 seconds)
Review of Lesson 1.4
- Check to make sure there are no leaks in the equipment before plugging devices into the vehicle.
- Check for “mouth leaks” when using the system.
- Identify and record the type of refrigerant contained in the system.
- Plug the recovery on the high and low pressure points.
- Collect the fluids.
- Use appropriate collection containers specific to refrigerant type.
- Let stand for 10 minutes, then check guages for the presence of any residual gas.
- Record information in the registry.
- Only a qualified person can perform the recovery of refrigerants.
- Typically, vehicle dismantlers hire an approved person with mobile equipment to remove refrigerants and complete the paperwork.
- “Approved person” is a person as defined in the ODS regulation.
- Confirm if R-12 or R-134A was removed and note on work order.
Health & Safety:
- You must be ODS certified in order to remove ODS.
- Specific tools include a specialized pump (evacuate machine) for refrigerant gases and a gas detector.
- Refrigerants are harmful to the environment and their recovery is subject to strict environmental legislation.
- A dismantler must never allow the release of ODS into the atmosphere.
The next lesson (topic) is Fluid Recovery