Articles Tagged with ''hydrocarbon refrigerants''

Danfoss Examines Future of Refrigerants

EnVisioneering Symposium Examines HCs, CO2, and More

Driven by shifts in technology, policy, regulations, and consumer demands, those managing the refrigerant sector must surmount these complexities and navigate governmental uncertainty to build a path to sustainability.


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EPA Cautions Against Using Propane-based Refrigerants

FBI Joins EPA in Issuing Warnings About Unapproved Refrigerants

The EPA says a number of unapproved refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons such as propane. 


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July 1, 2014: EPA Proposes Approval of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Select HVACR Applications

This Proposed Action Would Expand the List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes

In support of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program is proposing the addition of hydrocarbon refrigerants for several select HVACR applications.


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New Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Manual Available

Technicians Will Begin Seeing Systems Using These Refrigerants in the Field
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
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
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

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

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

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

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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