The Regulation states how products must be handled and everything in terms of timelines, permits and training. It can be seen below:
The Manitoba Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation 103/94:
The Manitoba Ozone Depleting Substances (and Other Halocarbons) Act can be seen at: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/o080e.php
The Federal Code of Practice is a useful tool used as a guideline for servicing various types of equipment. It is available here:
The Federal Halocarbon Regulation applies to federal facilities and undertakings of the federal house. It can be seen here: http://ec.gc.ca/ozone/default.asp?lang=En&n=E06A6B0D-1
Questions and Answers
1. Is topping-up of a regulated refrigerant allowed?
2. Are hydrocarbon refrigerants allowed to be used?
Answer: Hydrocarbon refrigerants may be used only after a system has the regulated refrigerant safely recovered. Adding a hydrocarbon (or other) type of refrigerant into a system that contains a regulated substances is creating a cocktail or mixture of refrigerants and is not permitted. Also refer to the orignal equipment manufacturers specifications as some systems may not work as effectively and/or damage the equipment when a different type of refrigerant is added. Extreme caution and knowledge is the best practice.