Montreal Protocol Amendment Would Phase Down HFCs in India
May 4, 2015
In industrial countries, production and consumption of HFCs should reach 15 percent of their 2013-2015 reference levels by 2035, stated the proposal. Developing countries would have until 2050 to reach the 15 percent level of their 2028-2030 use and consumption reference levels.
Low-GWP Refrigerants Approved for Scroll, Semi-Hermetic Compressors
May 4, 2015
Emerson Climate Technologies has approved DuPont Opteon® XP40 (R-449A) and XP10 (R-513A) for use in a wide range of its scroll and semi-hermetic compressors. This approval paves the way for the use of Opteon refrigerants in new and existing compressors for a number of refrigeration applications.
Recovering refrigerant from HVAC and refrigeration systems is an important day-to-day task for HVACR technicians. Here’s a look at some of the latest tools that help make this important job easy, along with tips from the recovery equipment manufacturers on how to efficiently and safely recover refrigerant.
“Refrigeration = boring.” That’s what a friend emailed back to me when I told her that I had become the refrigeration editor of The ACHR NEWS. I had to laugh because most people really don’t understand the myriad ways in which refrigeration is important to their lives.
Installing all the refrigeration and freezer cases, walk-in freezers and coolers, food preparation stations, piping, compressors, and controls that a modern grocery store requires was no easy task in a 107-year-old building.
This is my last Point of View commentary for The NEWS’ FROSTlines eNewsletter. By the time you read this, I will have been retired for several weeks. FROSTlines was a new venture for The NEWS when it began a few years ago. It was set to focus totally on refrigeration and it would be online only.
New Technology Provides for Energy Efficient Cooling
January 9, 2015
Haier, Astronautics Corporation of America, and BASF have introduced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas a proof-of-concept wine cooler refrigerated by a magnetocaloric heat pump.