Articles Tagged with ''refrigerants''

CPS Products Inc.: Recovery Performance Enhancement Device

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The Pro-Set® MT69 Molecular Transformator™ dramatically improves the speed and high-temperature performance of refrigerant recovery machines. It is designed for use with all refrigerants. Its maximum effective heat sink temperature is 100°F.


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Warning! Do You Know Where Your Refrigerant Came From?

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Refrigerant manufacturer DuPont Refrigerants warned about counterfeit refrigerants in a statement issued to coincide with the 2012 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition.


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Wholesalers in Early Days of New Allocations

By Peter Powell
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HCFC-22 may not have been historically a refrigeration refrigerant, but it sure has been high on the minds of those wholesalers who deal with a lot of refrigeration products.


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What in the World Is Going on With Refrigerants in Europe?

By Peter Powell
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Uses of so-called natural refrigerants such as HCs, CO2, and ammonia are being advocated as ways to positively deal with issues of climate change, greenhouse effect, and global warming. That was the primary perspective of an extended report from Eurammon, a joint European initiative of companies, institutions, and individuals who advocate an increased use of natural refrigerants.


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Playing It Safe With Ammonia

By John R. Hall
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Safety is paramount when working with ammonia refrigerants. Why? If something does go wrong in such a situation, it can have grave consequences. Ammonia is a health risk because of its corrosiveness to skin, eyes, and lungs. In fact, exposure to 300 ppm creates an imminent danger to life and health.


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The HC Foothold Challenge

By Peter Powell
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The world of so-called natural refrigerants, particularly hydrocarbons (HCs), has gotten a lot more interesting recently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given Significant New Alternatives Program (SNAP) approval to three HCs.


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Arkema’s Forane Website Offers Expanded R-22 Coverage

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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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Evaluating Low GWP

By Peter Powell
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is moving forward with an ambitious project to identify low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. What does that mean?


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Three Common Ammonia Refrigerant Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By John R. Hall
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Refrigeration contractors know that there are several upsides to ammonia refrigerants. The most common is its compatibility with the environment. Ammonia does not contribute to global warming because it does not deplete the ozone layer. It has thermodynamic qualities that require less electricity in its usage.


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HFCs Stay the Course After Global Meeting

By Peter Powell
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The long-term availability of HFCs survived another effort at phase-down during the 23rd Meeting of the Parties (MOP23) to the Montreal Protocol held in November 2011. Participants did not reach agreement on taking any action to control HFCs.


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