HVAC Mercury Switches

When it comes down to selecting a HVAC college program, the first thing that you must find out is that your preferred choice of college you have selected is an accredited one. This is ultra important, as it means that the training program provided will be at par with the standards specified by approved HVAC organizations.

The most prominent accrediting agencies for HVAC training programs are the National Center for Construction Education and Research, the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration, HVAC Excellence, North American Technician Excellence and Research, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. You MUST select a college that has a minimum of at least one accreditation.

Smaller class sizes are also important, which means you will get one to one tuition from the program teachers. The best colleges teaching HVAC courses will also have an onsite science lab with professional-grade tools. Visit the campus and get a feel of the place, the teaching areas, the facilities available and talk to the senior lecturers, if they are available. Also find out whether there is any flexibility in organizing classes for students with external jobs, and how you should go about procuring financial aid, if required.

Other Mercury-Containing Devices and Non-Mercury Alternatives • mercury switches • mercury relays • mercury thermostat probes Mercury switches are found in a variety of items,

Specifying and Sourcing Mercury-Free HVAC and Building Equipment Purchasing for Pollution Prevention Program Fact Sheet ©INFORM, Inc. November 2003 mercury in the switches and thermostats. • Systems that move, store, meter, or regulate

Introduction This manual explains how to replace mercury switches with microswitches on electronically operated reclosers from Eaton's Cooper Power Systems.

It’s Time to Get the Mercury Out! Many, if not most, level switches currently installed contain mercury. Anti-vibration design has 316-SST trim, meets ASME

Hermetically sealed mercury switch Custom designed float switch for liquid level control. Designed for use with liquid level warning alarms, pilot duty control of Float switches are for use with motor-operated water pumps only, not for swimming pool use.

2 King County – Automotive Mercury Switch Removal Programs BACKGROUND Mercury in Vehicles Mercury switches are used to regulate lighting in automobile trunks and hoods.

Mercury float switches are not acceptable for potable water applications. Upon replacement or disposal, mercury switches should be discarded as hazardous material dictated by local codes or regulations. Mechanically-activated float switches

Non-mercury sealed switches, and programmable and non-programmable electronic switches. Some heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) wholesalers collect mercury thermostats for recycling. For more information contact: Thermostat Recycling Corporation, (703) 841-3249

439 fap wall thermostats wall thermostats (honeywell) multi-stage series thermostats • 24 volt heating/cooling thermostat • silent, dust free mercury switches

*Note: The mercury switches in these products MUST be removed and recycled in accordance with Local, State, and Federal Regulations. continued on page 5. Power Plus International "America's Choice For Boiler Room & HVAC Supplies" 5 Honeywell Mercury Free Cross Reference Chart

Thermostat Recycling Report to the Legislature – Nov 1, 2010 5 Thermostats Mercury-added thermostats use internal mercury tilt switches to control room temperature in heating,

– Housing construction and demolition (mercury relays and switches; “silent” light switches; HVAC systems; appliances) – Automobiles (batteries; mercury tilt switches, such as used to turn on trunk and hood lights; mercury vapor headlamps and HID headlights; anti-lock braking systems;