Guide to good leak testing

Commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems leak too much refrigerant – leaks of up to 30% of the charge during a year are not uncommon. Leak rates do not have to be this high. Adherence to best practice in service, maintenance leak testing and repair can significantly reduce refrigerant losses. This guide shows you how.

Leakage Matters – for service and maintenance contractors

The servicing and maintenance of refrigeration systems is every bit as important as the initial design of the system in respect to the minimisation of refrigerant emissions to atmosphere. Service and maintenance managers therefore play a crucial role in ensuring that systems operate at their design efficiency and remain leak tight. This guide highlights the responsibilities of the service and maintenance in reducing leakage.

Leakage Matters – for equipment owners

Leaking refrigeration and air conditioning systems cost you more to run, damage the environment and are less reliable. On a national and international level, the combined environmental and financial impact of refrigerant leakage is significant. Equipment owners are beginning to place more value their refrigerant stock as part of their asset base, which needs to be protected. This guide explains the role equipment owners and operators play in helping to achieve refrigerant containment.


Source: IOR – Realskills Europe