Articles Tagged with ''R-22''

The Refrigerant Shuffle

More Options Trying to Find a Place
By Peter Powell
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High-global warming potential (GWP) gases, including a number of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), have come under attack from environmentalists for being part of the climate change issue.


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The NEWS, Honeywell to Host Free R-22 Webinar

Separate R-22 Facts from Fiction During June 3 Webinar
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This webinar will help contractors decipher fact from fiction when it comes to R-22. 


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Carrier Limiting Refrigerant Emissions

Program Prevents 111,000 Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2 Years
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Two years after Carrier entered into an agreement with EOS Climate Inc. to ensure responsible end-of-life management of used refrigerants, the program has prevented 111,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing 23,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.


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April 10, 2012: Free Webinar Discusses 'Should You Be Converting From R-22?'

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A free webinar entitled “Should You Be Converting From R-22?” will be offered on Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. ET, presented by The NEWS and Sporlan Division – Parker.


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Will R-22 Phasedown Jump-Start Reclaimers?

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What will it take to jump-start more use of reclaimed HCFC-22 to service the huge inventory of equipment running on that refrigerant? The EPA and the dozens of companies offering reclamation services are hoping the most recent announcement of a potential 45 percent reduction in virgin R-22 coming to market.


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Contractors Promote Reclamation

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How ready are contractors to embrace refrigerant reclamation? The answer depends on who you talk to. But some contractors are already plugged into the reclamation option — and hoping their colleagues, who might not be doing so, will soon join them.


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What Price R-22?

By Peter Powell
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This issue of The NEWS has an extended focus on refrigerant reclamation in the context of the announcement that it appears there will be a significant drop-off in supplies of virgin R-22.


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Contractors Need to be Proactive on R-22

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I’m not sure many people in the HVACR industry started 2012 with a New Year’s resolution that went something like, “I want to be totally confused over the cost and availability of R-22.”


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ACCA Publishes R-22 ComforTool

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) recently published its latest ComforTool. The latest series installment, “Why is the Price of R-22 Refrigerant So High?” explains why the price of the R-22 refrigerant recently increased and what may happen in the future.


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EPA Proposes Faster R-22 Phaseout

By Peter Powell
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How much HCFC-22 will be available to contractors in 2012 is an unanswered question as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers a faster phaseout of HCFCs. The EPA began the year by issuing a proposal called Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import, and Export.


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