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Guide to the EPA refrigerant handling certification exam
Author:
Dwiggins, Boyce H.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2000]

©2000
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vi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780130115454
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Book

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This study guide is designed for those who are taking an EPA approved certification exam for the first time--and for those who may not have been successful on their first attempt. It features reviews of all key topic areas; 75 example questions (like those found on the actual exam) for each of the four EPA certification test areas--CORE, TYPE 1, TYPE II, and TYPE III (300 questions total, with answers); and test-taking techniques and strategies. An extensive Appendix includes EPA Section 601 through 618 of Title V1; EPA approved Technician Certification Programs, by state; and a Glossary. Refrigeration System Review. Temperature- Pressure Chart. Be Test Wise. Test-Taking Techniques. Test-Taking Strategies. Health and Safety. Clean Air Act. Stratospheric Ozone Protection. Certification--CORE, Type I, Type II, Type III. Appendix: Title VI--Stratospheric Ozone Protection. Section 601 through Section 618. Technician Certification Programs. For those preparing for the EPA Certification for Refrigeration Handlingexamination.


Table of Contents

Section 1 Introductionp. 1
Who Should Take the EPA Certification Testp. 2
Who Writes the Tests?p. 2
Type of Testp. 2
What You Should Knowp. 3
Refrigeration System Reviewp. 3
System Reviewp. 5
Evaporatorp. 10
Be Test Wise--Pass the Testp. 12
Temperature-Pressure Chartp. 13
Before Test Dayp. 14
Test-Taking Fearp. 14
Relaxp. 15
Meditatep. 15
Distractionsp. 15
Crammingp. 16
Test Yourselfp. 16
Ground Rulesp. 17
Discriminate and Eliminatep. 17
Change an Answerp. 19
Test-Taking Techniquesp. 19
Read and Understandp. 20
Test-Taking Strategiesp. 21
On Test Dayp. 24
Good Luckp. 25
Health and Safetyp. 25
What Is Ozone?p. 25
Atmospheric Ozonep. 26
Absorption of Ultraviolet Radiationp. 26
Destruction of the Ozonep. 27
Effects of Ozone Loss on Human Healthp. 28
The Greenhouse Effectp. 29
The Clean Air Actp. 29
Stratospheric Ozone Protection--Title VIp. 30
Significant New Alternatives Policyp. 31
Section 2 Certificationp. 33
Core Testp. 34
General Knowledgep. 34
Overview of Issues on the CORE Testp. 34
Ozone Depletionp. 37
Three Primary Refrigerant Typesp. 38
Ozone Depletion Potentialp. 38
The Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocolp. 38
Recovery Devicesp. 39
Recovery Techniquesp. 40
Recovery Cylindersp. 41
Shipping and Transportingp. 42
Dehydrationp. 42
Leak Repair Requirementsp. 43
Substitute Refrigerants and Lubricantsp. 43
Safetyp. 44
Practice Testp. 45
Type I

p. 57

Small Appliancesp. 57
An Overview of the Issues on the Type I Testp. 57
Equipment Requirementsp. 59
Recovery Techniquesp. 60
Type I Testp. 61
Type II

p. 74

High-Pressure Refrigerant Certificationp. 74
Overview of Issues on the Type II Testp. 74
Leak Detectionp. 76
Rechargingp. 77
Recoveryp. 77
Recovery Requirementsp. 77
Type II Testp. 78
Type III

p. 91

Low-Pressure Refrigerant Certificationp. 91
Overview of Issues on the Type III Testp. 91
Leak Detectionp. 93
Recoveryp. 94
Recovery Requirementsp. 94
Rechargingp. 95
Purge Unitsp. 95
Type III Testp. 95
Section 3 Appendixp. 107
Section 608 Refrigerant Recycling Rulep. 110
Title VI Stratospheric Ozone Protectionp. 121
Sec. 601. Definitionsp. 122
Sec. 602. Listing of Class I and II Substances (n/a)p. 123
Sec. 603. Monitoring and Reporting Requirementsp. 124
Sec. 604. Phaseout of Production and Consumption of Class I Substancesp. 126
Sec. 605. Phaseout of Production and Consumption of Class II Substancesp. 131
Sec. 606. Accelerated Schedulep. 133
Sec. 607. Exchange Authorityp. 134
Sec. 608. National Recycling and Emission Reduction Programp. 135
Sec. 609. Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditionersp. 137
Sec. 610. Nonessential Products Containing CFCsp. 140
Sec. 611. Labelingp. 141
Sec. 612. Safe Alternatives Policyp. 144
Sec. 613. Federal Procurementp. 146
Sec. 614. Relationship to Other Lawsp. 146
Sec. 615. Authority of Administratorp. 147
Sec. 616. Transfers Among Parties to the Montreal Protocolp. 148
Sec. 617. International Cooperationp. 149
Sec. 618. Miscellaneous Provisionp. 149
Section 4 608 -- Technician Certification Programsp. 151
Section 5 Glossaryp. 167
Section 6 Answer Keysp. 217