Facilities EAM 

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Challenge

Section 608 of the EPA Clean Air Act requires organizations that operate commercial refrigeration systems to meticulously calculate, track, and report the leakage

of ODS (ozone-depleting substances) cooling fluids. Doing so is cumbersome, time-consuming, and expensive. Not doing so can result in the EPA issuing fines of up to $37,500 per day for any violation of these regulations.

Conventional Approach 

Today, technicians record refrigerant replenishment manually on paper or via out dated, antiquated software never designed for many of today’s compliance reporting requirements, including EPA Section 608. Nor were these existing software products designed to be adaptable to constantly changing regulatory changes and obligations. Government-mandated reports are often generated manually using spreadsheets or a hodge-podge of disparate software products.

 

The Modern Alternative: Nuvolo 

Nuvolo’s Facilities Asset Management is designed from the ground up to deliver the configurability required in today’s dynamic regulatory environment, so modifying workflows, user interface forms and fields, and creating new reports is
delivered out-of-the-box. Leveraging these state-of-the-art capabilities, Nuvolo, for example, rapidly configured a solution for a major southwest grocery chain that enabled efficient and effective compliance with EPA Section 608, saving the enterprise tens of thousands of dollars annually in manual tracking and reporting costs.

Taking Clean Air Act Compliance to the Next Level 

Using the modern Nuvolo platform, automating the tracking and reporting required by Section 608 is out-of-the-box, enabling, for example, Section 608:

- Record keeping requirements

- Technician certification tracking for Section 608

- Leak rate threshold calculations

- Leak inspection work order generation and procedure checklists

- Leak rate calculations

- Repair requirement work orders and checklists

- Reporting on EPA Section 608 out of the box