Articles Tagged with ''R-22''

Jan. 23, 2012: R-22 Supplies in Question

January 23, 2012
Production and importation of HCFC refrigerants including R-22 have been on hold since the first of the year while the industry waits for an official go-ahead from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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Arkema’s Forane Website Offers Expanded R-22 Coverage

January 23, 2012
Arkema’s North American Forane® refrigerants website has expanded its information about R-22 retrofitting in response to users’ needs to better understand the many options open to them.


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2011 NEWSmaker: Mandyck Urges EPA to Close R-22 Loophole

December 19, 2011
Carrier wound up at the center of the debate over dry-shipped R-22 units after petitioning the EPA to close the loophole allowing the installation of new R-22 units. For spearheading Carrier’s petition and leading the charge to continue the phaseout of R-22, John Mandyck is a 2011 NEWSmaker.


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On Dry Shipping and the Availability of HCFCs

December 5, 2011
The year 2011 introduced the concept of dry-shipping HCFC-22 condensing units for retrofit applications, and that shipping and use is expected to continue through 2012.


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Retrofitting R-22 Systems

October 31, 2011
As the HVACR industry continues to move away from HCFC-22 due to regulatory pressures, one of the new retrofit options for such systems is HFC-427A.


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Aug. 29, 2011: Manufacturers Ask EPA to Close Loophole Allowing Dry R-22 Units

August 29, 2011
Five major HVAC manufacturers have sent a letter to the EPA requesting a rulemaking to close the loophole that is allowing the continued sale of R-22 a/c units.


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Man Sentenced for Smuggling Refrigerant

August 15, 2011
U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan sentenced Brendan Clery, 34, to 18 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $10,000 criminal fine and forfeit illegal proceeds in the amount of $935,240.
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Auditing Answers

August 4, 2011
In the July 11 issue of The NEWS there was a Newsline story about the Environmental Protection Agency apparently conducting audits of contractors and wholesalers regarding their refrigerant record keeping.


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Aug. 2, 2011: Miami Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Illegally Importing R-22 Refrigerant

August 2, 2011
U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan sentenced Brendan Clery to 18 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $10,000 criminal fine and forfeit illegal proceeds in the amount of $935,240 for illegally importing R-22 refrigerant.


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Research Looks at HCs, Refrigerant Handling

August 1, 2011
Recent developments related to refrigerant research are focusing on testing of a new HC refrigerant and growing acceptance of a method of destroying unwanted refrigerants. In the first, ComStar International is providing test results on its blended hydrocarbon 188C2. In the second, Midwest Refrigerants is reporting on its destruction technology.
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