EPEE event discusses key issues including the energy label, heating and cooling, and F-gas
November 9, 2015
The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) hosted event entitled “From HFCs, Heating & Cooling, to Energy Labelling: Europe’s Energy Challenges for 2016 and beyond” brought together representatives from industry, the European Union (EU) institutions, member states, and other stakeholders.
Association said it has long supported including HFC refrigerants in the phasedown plan
November 7, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) applauded the decision of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol (MP) to work toward an amendment in 2016 to include HFC refrigerants in the treaty’s purview, with a goal of working toward a schedule to phasedown their use across the globe.
At the just-completed 36th Montreal Protocol Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting in Dubai, the Parties achieved agreement on a mandate for the contact group. This is a significant step towards amending the Protocol, a step which has not been achieved in at least six years.
Move facilitates global conversion to HFC-32 for HVAC applications
September 11, 2015
Daikin Industries Ltd. announced it is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents to encourage them to develop and commercialize air conditioning, cooling, and heat pump equipment that uses HFC-32 as a single-component refrigerant.
Finds reasonable indication that U.S. industry is being harmed
August 10, 2015
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that there is a reasonable indication that the U.S. refrigerants industry is being materially injured by reason of imports of HFC blends and components from China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.
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.
Rule, implications, next steps covered in special installment of Emerson’s Making Sense Webinar Series
August 3, 2015
Following the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule on the delisting of certain refrigerants in specific commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications, Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. will host a webinar to cover the ruling and its implications.
There’s a scene in the 1963 film “The Haunting” in which something comes down the hallway of a haunted house one night. It was the first time I ever realized that the unknown and unseen could be more frightening that the known and seen.
As expected, R-404A, -407A, -410A, -507A, many others targeted
July 2, 2015
On July 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Final Rule — Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program.
Coalition alleges dumping margins ranging from 100 percent to over 300 percent
July 2, 2015
The American Hydrofluorocarbon Coalition, a group of refrigerant suppliers, has filed an antidumping duty petition charging that unfairly traded imports of certain HFC blends and components from China are causing material injury to the U.S. domestic fluoro-chemicals industry.