Articles Tagged with ''HCFC phaseout''

The EPA and HFCs

Pending Actions Bypass Global Consensus
By Peter Powell
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The industry should start getting comfortable with HCs, CO2, HFOs, and A2L refrigerants, just like a previous generation got used to those newfangled chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).


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April 25, 2013: Agreement Will Eliminate China’s Production of HCFCs

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The executive committee of the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund has agreed to provide China, the largest producer and consumer of HCFCs, an amount up to $385 million for the complete elimination of its production of HCFCs by the year 2030.


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ICOR Expands Reclaim Operation

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In response to the accelerated phaseout of HCFCs, Indianapolis-based refrigerant producer ICOR International has expanded its refrigerant reclamation operations.


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A Contractor’s View of R-410A

By D. Brian Baker
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Amidst all the talk about refrigerants such as HCs, HFOs, and CO2, the vast majority of contractors are still working on HFC and HCFC systems. With that in mind, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, contractor Brian Baker of Custom Vac Ltd., offers some perspectives on the familiar refrigerants of R-410A and R-22. 


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Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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