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July 23, 2014: EPA Warns Against Charging A/C Units with Propane-Based Refrigerants

Using Such Refrigerants in an Existing Air Conditioner Poses Risk of Fire or Explosion
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a warning to consumers, contractors, and technicians about the safety hazards related to charging existing home and motor vehicle air conditioning systems with propane-based refrigerants. 


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HRAI Warns Fire Marshals of Flammable Refrigerant

Refrigerant Contains 'Extremely Flammable' Mixture of Propane and Isobutene
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HRAI released a statement revealing that fire services could be at an additional risk when responding if the building has a highly flammable hydrocarbon refrigerant in its air conditioning system.


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Using Flammable Refrigerants Safely

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A major concern in our industry today is the careless promotion of hydrocarbons, or hydrocarbon-based blends, as drop-in refrigerants. Even though HC’s do have many positive attributes, in their pure state they are classified A3, and therefore if misapplied can be very dangerous to use.


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