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New Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Manual Available

Technicians Will Begin Seeing Systems Using These Refrigerants in the Field
October 21, 2013
A new training manual from the ESCO Institute, “Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: A Study Guide for Service Technicians,” looks at hydrocarbon refrigerants, which have recently started gaining momentum in the U.S.


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Sept. 10, 2013: New Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Manual Available

ESCO Institute Says Only a Matter of Time Before Techs Begin Seeing Hydrocarbon Systems in the Field
September 10, 2013
A new training manual available from the ESCO Institute, “Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: A Study Guide for Service Technicians,” looks at hydrocarbon refrigerants, which have recently started gaining momentum in the United States market.


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Aug. 8, 2013: First U.S. Supermarket Using Propane Refrigerant Launched

Tecumseh Supports Hussmann in R-290 Application
August 8, 2013
Tecumseh Products Co. announced that it worked closely with Hussmann Corp. to launch the first United States-based grocery store using propane (R-290) refrigerant. The newly opened Austin, Texas supermarket built by H-E-B Grocery uses self-contained refrigerated display cases with hydrocarbon refrigerant R-290.


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A Natural Shift to HCs

Global Acceptance of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants is on the Rise
June 3, 2013

The attention being paid to so-called natural refrigerants is showing a shift toward hydrocarbon refrigerants, even as CO2 gains a stronger foothold and ammonia maintains a high profile. But, whether or not there will be a dominant natural choice remains unclear even in Europe, much less North America.


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Seeking to Smooth Out Natural Refrigerants’ Rocky Road

IIAR Conference Addresses Path to Natural Refrigerants
May 6, 2013

The road to natural refrigerants is a rocky one. There is much talk, but not a lot of action. However, this sector is certainly expanding. 


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April 29, 2013: EPA Proposes to Exempt Venting of Three Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

April 29, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to exempt three hydrocarbon refrigerants from the venting, release, and disposal prohibitions of Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.


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There’s Reason to Fuss About Hydrocarbons’ Flammability

March 18, 2013
A reader raised concerns over a refrigerant product on the shelf of a farm supply store. The product had as its sales pitch, “Why switch from the traditional R-22 refrigerants,” and it was noted on the label that the package contained the equivalent of 30 pounds of HCFC-22.


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Ice Breaker: Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

March 4, 2013

Gone are the days of the three basic refrigerants: R-12, R-22, and R-502. Today’s technicians need to be well-educated on all of the refrigerants they encounter.


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Safe Servicing of HCs

February 25, 2013
HC refrigerants have an A3 safety rating, meaning there are flammability issues. Even so, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially gave Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval to R-290 (propane), R-600a (isobutene), and R-441A (a blend marketed by ComStar International as HCR 188c).


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Get to Know New HCs

January 14, 2013
In early 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval to three hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants in some applications. That could well have laid the groundwork for wider use of a type of refrigerant that is used in Europe and Asia on a much broader scale.


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