Association says decision not to extend effective date dismisses impact on industry and consumers
September 27, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today expressed disappointment at the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to decline to extend the proposed effective date of the status change of certain refrigerants used in liquid chillers under its SNAP program.
It may be that different levels of RDL are set in the same way that a driving license here [in Europe] allows you to drive a car or a small van up to a certain level, but to drive a bigger van or a motorbike requires some further testing or qualifications. It’s early days in our discussions, and there are a number of big issues to iron out before the project starts looking at any conclusion.
Includes recommended practices for flammable refrigerant containers
July 14, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has published updates to AHRI Guideline Q, Content Recovery and Proper Recycling of Refrigerant Cylinders, which now includes best practices for end-of-life recycling of flammable refrigerant containers.
Existing individually assigned container paint colors should be transitioned by 2020
July 11, 2016
More than half of respondents to an AHRI survey of refrigerant handlers found that container colors had caused confusion. This confusion was likely to increase as new refrigerants are added to the market.
Revisions to Guideline N specify light green-gray on all containers by 2020
July 4, 2016
All refrigerant containers should have one uniform paint color, a light green/gray (RAL 7044), and existing individually assigned container paint colors should be transitioned to that color by 2020. That’s the word from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which announced changes to its Guideline N.