Two quick resources on refrigerant charge calculation
We published both of these refrigerant charge resources a few years ago but revised them a little bit, so we wanted to draw more direct attention to them.
We also might be getting back into YouTube more in the coming weeks, and “refrigerant charge” and how to calculate it falls within general refrigerant management, so we wanted to quickly show you this:
In addition to helping you calculate and determine what you need in a regulatory sense, what else can Trakref do?
Many companies are still just catching up on understanding the significant carbon emissions caused by refrigerants. Scope 1 emissions reporting, ESG reporting in general, or social cause reporting. They don’t know how to do it properly, and it falls into poorly-managed, poorly-contextualized processes that use old tech.
Ideally, what you want from any refrigerant management and Scope 1 emission reporting tool is:
- A way to see and understand the data
- Task management
- Some level of automation
- Clear reporting capabilities
There are more bells and whistles that help out, but those are the core things you need to effectively report Scope 1 emissions.
Here’s what TrakRef can do:
Refrigerant tracking: Trakref provides a centralized platform for tracking refrigerant use across an organization. This includes tracking the amount of refrigerant used, the location of each refrigerant-containing device, and the dates of any maintenance or service activities. By tracking refrigerant use in this way, Trakref can help organizations identify opportunities to reduce their refrigerant use and associated emissions.
Emissions calculations: Trakref can calculate an organization’s refrigerant-related emissions based on the type and amount of refrigerant used, as well as other factors such as equipment age and efficiency. These emissions can then be reported as part of the organization’s overall Scope 1 emissions.
Leak detection: Refrigerant leaks are a common source of emissions in many organizations. Trakref can help organizations detect and address refrigerant leaks quickly, reducing the amount of emissions released into the atmosphere.
Compliance tracking: Trakref can help organizations stay compliant with regulations related to refrigerant use and emissions, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Refrigerant Management Program. By staying compliant with these regulations, organizations can avoid fines and penalties and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Easily calculate what you need for reporting: Trakref provides a range of reporting capabilities, including reports on refrigerant use, emissions, leak rates, and compliance. These reports can be used to inform decision-making and to demonstrate progress in reducing emissions and improving environmental performance.
Overall, Trakref can be an important tool for organizations looking to calculate, determine, and manage their Scope 1 emissions related to refrigerant use. By providing a centralized platform for tracking refrigerant use, detecting leaks, and calculating emissions, Trakref can help organizations reduce their environmental impact and meet their ESG goals.
Managing and developing ESG and EHS content for Trakref since early 2023.