Starting in 2024, the three HFC refrigerants will be deemed “unacceptable” in new liquid chillers under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
Danfoss recently held its 28th EnVisioneering Symposium, Refrigerants2Sustainability, in New Orleans to continue the dialogue among equipment manufacturers, end users, utilities, and regulators on the path ahead for the commercial refrigeration industry.
What are the two most important qualities customers look for in a refrigeration contractor? The first is responsiveness. As the saying goes, “Ice cream has no patience.” The second most important quality is knowledge in this era of constantly changing refrigerant and energy regulations.
AHRI Guideline N previously stipulated that specific paint colors be used for refrigerant containers as an additional means of refrigerant identification. However, with the increasing number of refrigerants approved for use, there was concern over the potential misidentification of similarly colored containers.
Contract is for the management and supply of refrigerants, compressed gases, cylinders, and related items
July 28, 2016
Hudson Technologies Inc. announced that it has been awarded, as prime contractor, a five-year contract including a five-year renewal option, by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency with an estimated maximum value over the term of the agreement of $400 million in sales to the Department of Defense (DoD).
Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a replaced chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-12. Now, 134a is on its way out, too. The July 2, 2015, ruling from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set forth the time frames for the phasedown of certain HFC refrigerants in specific applications.
New facility designed for flow, flexibility, and safety
July 4, 2016
In March, Airgas Refrigerants began operating an Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)-accredited refrigerants testing lab after nearly a year of design and construction. The sophisticated testing lab is housed in Airgas Refrigerants’ Atlanta filling and reclamation facility.
We all know that some of the new refrigerant options are highly flammable, some are mildly flammable, and some operate at very high pressures. But our industry is filled with smart people who know the hazards, and will train and adapt.