Luvata commercial coolers presentation is focused on two main themes: the new European directives on reducing emissions into the atmosphere and energy-savings in commercial and industrial refrigeration systems (F-Gas and ErP 2015).
ComStar International is introducing two new refrigerants. RS-44B (R-453A) is a low-global warming potential (GWP), energy-saving HFC refrigerant that replaces R-22 in a/c and refrigeration applications without an oil or component change.
$13.4 billion deal will create world’s largest industrial gas company
November 30, 2015
Airgas, Radnor, Pennsylvania, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Liquide, based in Paris, France, under an agreement reached between the two companies. Airgas is a leading supplier of industrial gases and associated products and services in the United States.
Representatives from participating industry associations, refrigerant producers, and manufacturers of refrigeration equipment and components also provided progress reports detailing the steps they’ve taken over the past year to meet the goal of reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use 80 percent by 2050.
HVACR industry leaders and White House officials gathered today at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, District of Columbia, to reaffirm their 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion over 10 years in the research, development, and commercialization of low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants.
There is a vast selection of refrigerants, and sometimes a technician has a choice in selecting a refrigerant for a particular system. Knowing some of the basic properties of refrigerants can assist a technician in making that selection.
Stationary air conditioning dominates the refrigerants market
August 24, 2015
The global refrigerants market is forecast to reach $21 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.
The increasing number of refrigerant options makes it more essential than ever for technicians to be aware of the hazards of mixing refrigerants and to cautiously approach systems they’re servicing in case it contains a refrigerant mixture that has been adulterated — perhaps dangerously so.
Several companies have invested millions of dollars into research and development of low-GWP (global-warming potential) refrigerants, resulting in a number of options for contractors seeking alternatives to the refrigerants that have been delisted under the EPA’s recent rule.
Chemical company now independent and publicly traded
August 3, 2015
The Chemours Company has completed its spin-off from DuPont and has launched as an independent, publicly traded corporation. Chemours is a global chemical company with market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions.