Accession Number : ADA300459

Title :   The Computerized Refrigerant Management System (RMS): User Guide and Technical Reference.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Sohn, Chang ; Yi, Kwan ; Herring, Nancy ; Boughton, Brian E.

PDF Url : ADA300459

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Since the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), several policies and regulations have come into effect to reduce the impact ozone-depleting substances have on the environment. Part of the policy established by Department of Defense (DOD), for example, seeks to decrease dependence on CFCs and halons by developing a tracking system to document the DOD's annual requirements for these substances. As yet, no refrigerant inventory data base exists, nor is there a system to record refrigerant recoveries from air-conditioning and refrigerant (AC/R) equipment or their subsequent storage in refrigerant stockpiles. In this study, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) developed and is field-testing the Refrigerant Management System (RMS), which tracks refrigerant additions and recoveries in AC/R systems at Army installations. RMS also provides an inventory data base for refrigerant inventory control, reporting, and management as dictated by applicable laws and regulations. RMS consists of two program modules to perform the necessary data collection and report generation, and will run on any 80286-based (or higher) IBM-compatible personal computer.

Descriptors :   *USER MANUALS, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *REFRIGERANTS, DATA BASES, REQUIREMENTS, DEPLETION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, RECOVERY, POLICIES, ENVIRONMENTS, ARMY FACILITIES, REPORTS, TRACKING, DATA ACQUISITION, INVENTORY, AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, INVENTORY CONTROL, STORAGE, OZONE, STOCKPILES, FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE