So as to gain employment in the HVAC business you need to get an EPA Certification. Becoming certified needs passing an exam. Certification is offered under four levels. The HVAC equipment you can work on is determined by the level of certification you obtain. Look at the questions for a Type 1 validation and then move on to Type 2. Following are 10 Type 1 sample questions.
1. What is the EPA definition of a small appliance?
a. Made, charged and hermetically sealed in a factory and contains one pound or less of refrigerant
b. Manufactured, charged and hermetically sealed in a factory and contains 2 pounds or less of refrigerant
c. Made, charged and hermetically sealed in a factory and contains five # or less of refrigerant
d. Made, charged and hermetically sealed in a factory and contains 15 pounds or less of refrigerant
2. Which best describes the meaning of Type I “Small Appliance”, as outlined by EPA?
a. Systems manufactured, charged and hermetically sealed with (5) pounds of less of refrigerant
b. Chillers, freezers, room air conditioning units, and central air conditioners.
c. Any appliance charged with over (5) pounds of refrigerant.
d. Any appliance charged with less than 2 pounds of refrigerant
3. Does a PTAC fall under small appliances? What about an MVAC?
a. PTAC or pressurised terminal air conditioner. Yes
b. MVAC or motorized vehicle air conditioning systems. No
c. PTAC and MVAC yes.
d. An and b
4. For small appliance utilize, the recovery apparatus manufactured after Nov 15, 1993 must be capable of recovering:
a. eighty percent of the gas when the compressor isn't running or achieve a four inch vacuum under ARI 740-1993.
b. Ninty percent of gas when the compressor is operating or achieve a four in. vacuum under ARI 740-1993.
c. Ninty nine percent of the gas regardless of compressor operation and achieve a ten inch vacuum under ARI 740-1993
d. An and b above.
5. What's the maximum quantity of gas a small appliance can have unarguably?
a. one # or less
b. five # or less
c. ten # or less
d. None of the above
6. The sale of Class I and Class II refrigerants will be restricted to technicians guaranteed by an EPA authorised programme after:
a. 7 1, 92
b. Nov 15, 93
c. Aug 12, 1993
d. November 14, 1994
7. Who is responsible for complying with the laws if the EPA changes the laws after technician authentication?
a. It is the responsibility of the company to go along with any future changes in the law
b. It's the responsibility of the mechanic to obey any future changes in the law
c. It is the responsibility of the equipment owner to comply with any future changes in the law
d. None of the above
8. The releasing of vapor from the apex of a graduated charging cylinder when filling may:
a. Be vented to the atmosphere.
b. Be vented if the quantity doesn't surpass three (3) pounds.
c. Not be vented and must be recovered.
d. Be vented, but not inhaled.
9. Should laws of the unpolluted air act) CCA) change after a technician is certified:
a. The specialist must take a new test to be re-certified.
b. The tech who previously passed with an eighty percent will be grandfathered.
c. It will be the experts responsibility to learn and obey future changes in the law.
d. The experts must be re-tested and pass the examination with eighty four percent
10. Recovery apparatus manufactured before November 15, 1993 must meet what standards?
a. Capable of recovering ninty Percentof the gas whether the compressor is operating or achieve a four inch vacuum under conditions of Amer Ref Inst Refrigeration Institute 740.
b. Capable of recovering eighty percent of the gas whether the compressor is operating or achieve a four in. vacuum under conditions of Amer Ref Inst 740.
c. Capable of recovering 80 % of the refrigerant whether the compressor is operating or achieve a 6 inch vacuum under. Conditions of ARI 740.
d. Not one of the above.