EPA 608 Type I Practice Test


On a daily basis, which of the following should be verified in refrigerant recovery equipment?

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Both Oil Levels and for Refrigerant Leaks

All recovery equipment should be checked for oil levels and refrigerant leaks on a daily basis. These should be replaced whenever necessary.

Technicians who work on small appliances with sealed systems must have:

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Type I or Universal certification

Persons handling refrigerant during maintenance, service or repair of small appliances must be certified as either a Type I Technician or as a Universal Technician. (Page16 ESCO EPA 9TH V2 Edition Prep Manual)

Is it true or false that recovery devices should not be used on hydrogen-containing equipment?

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Systems built before 1950 contain many different chemicals including sulfur dioxide and methyl formate.

To determine the type of refrigerant, which purity test is used?

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ARI 700

ARI 700 is the established standard. This standard was created by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

Equipment for recovery must be:

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Certified by an EPA-approved testing laboratory.

Recovery equipment used during the maintenance, service, or repair of small appliances that use CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs must be certified by an EPA-approved laboratory. (Page16 ESCO EPA 9TH V2 Edition Prep Manual)

Only one service connection is required for which of the following?

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Self-Contained Recovery Units

Self-contained recovery equipment is built to recover the refrigerant without using the unit's compressor.

The EPA defines a small appliance as:

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Appliances manufactured, charged, and hermetically sealed in a factory that contain 5 lbs. or less of refrigerant.

The EPA definition of a small appliance includes products manufactured, charged, and hermetically sealed in a factory with five pounds of refrigerant or less. (Page16 ESCO EPA 9TH V2 Edition Prep Manual)

In a refrigeration system, air causes _____ discharge pressure.

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You can use a pressure/temperature chart to detect noncondensables. Higher discharge pressure indicates the presence of air.

You should never do this when a system is in a deep vacuum:

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energize the compressor.

You should never energize the compressor. A hermetic compressor's motor winding could be damaged if energized when under a deep vacuum. (Page 22 ESCO EPA 9TH V2 Edition Prep Manual)

During the recovery process, there is a strong odor. Which of the following is most likely to be the source of the problem?

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Compressor Burnout

A strong odor is an indicator of compressor burnout. Nitrogen can be used to get rid of the debris (as long as there is no refrigerant in the system).

When using a system-dependent recovery system on a compressor-operated appliance, the technician should:

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Run the compressor and recover from the high side of the system only.

An appliance with an operating compressor and completely restricted capillary tube or metering device requires only one access valve on the high side of the system. (Page 17 & 18 ESCO EPA 9TH V2 Edition Prep Manual)

Which method is the most effective for transporting refrigeration cylinders?

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Cylinders should be transported in an upright position.

Which of the following should you use to flush the system after the refrigerant has been recovered?

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When nitrogen is used to pressurize or blow debris out of the system, the nitrogen may be vented to the ambient air. (Page 18 ESCO EPA 9TH V2 Edition Prep Manual)

Only a stable _________ allows you to accurately read refrigerant pressure.

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A pressure/temperature chart can be used to detect noncondensables. You should wait until the temperature of the tank stabilizes.

The EPA's requirement for repairing small appliance leaks is:

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Leaks should be repaired whenever possible.

The EPA does not require leak repair for small appliances, but leaks should be repaired whenever possible. (Page 17 ESCO EPA 9TH V2 Edition Prep Manual)

When which of the following is vented in a closed environment, it can cause an explosion?

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Small amounts of liquid hydrogen can be explosive when combined with air and small amounts of energy.

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