BP08: Refrigerant Leak Detection

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Purpose

To reduce stratospheric ozone depletion through proper refrigerant management practices.

 

Objective

Create and implement procedures for refrigerant leak detection to proactively discover leaks and promptly remediate them.

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building

  • Inventory of refrigerant-using equipment and log of leak tests, results, and repairs
  • Written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures (can be an excerpt from the preventative maintenance task list)

 

BIT for Tenants:

Provide any of the following:

  • Inventory of all refrigerant-using equipment within the tenant space and/or under tenant control AND 2) a log of leak tests, results, and repairs for that equipment AND 3) written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures; OR
  • Inventory of all refrigerant-using equipment provided by ownership/management for the entire building AND 2) a log of leak tests, results, and repairs for that equipment AND 3) written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures; OR
  • If ownership/management is unwilling to engage, 1) documentation of request to ownership/management for an inventory of all refrigerant-using equipment for the entire building AND 2) a log of leak tests, results, and repairs for that equipment AND 3) written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures and any response to the request.

 

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Purpose

To reduce stratospheric ozone depletion through proper refrigerant management practices.

 

Objective

Create and implement procedures for refrigerant leak detection to proactively discover leaks and promptly remediate them.

Implementation Requirements

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building

  • Inventory of refrigerant-using equipment and log of leak tests, results, and repairs
  • Written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures (can be an excerpt from the preventative maintenance task list)

 

BIT for Tenants:

Provide any of the following:

  • Inventory of all refrigerant-using equipment within the tenant space and/or under tenant control AND 2) a log of leak tests, results, and repairs for that equipment AND 3) written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures; OR
  • Inventory of all refrigerant-using equipment provided by ownership/management for the entire building AND 2) a log of leak tests, results, and repairs for that equipment AND 3) written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures; OR
  • If ownership/management is unwilling to engage, 1) documentation of request to ownership/management for an inventory of all refrigerant-using equipment for the entire building AND 2) a log of leak tests, results, and repairs for that equipment AND 3) written refrigerant leak detection testing procedures and any response to the request.

 

BIT User expert

Shane Totten

Registered Architect (Georgia), BIT Pro

Southface
Director, Strategy and Impact

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