Refrigeration

Spectronics Corp.: Refrigerant Leak Detection Kit

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The OLK-400EZ/E Complete EZ-Ject™ Leak Detection Kit contains everything needed to pinpoint refrigerant leaks in small-to-medium air conditioning and refrigeration systems, including high-pressure R-410A systems. 


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Countdown Begins for HFC Phase Down

Move Away from Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants Guided Globally, Domestically
By Robert Wilkins
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Many advocates and policy makers are taking action now to find and use refrigerants with much lower GWPs than HFCs to anticipate the phase down and avoid what could be a costly double transition. 


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The Professor: Understanding, Avoiding Transformer Burnouts

Solving Low-Voltage Power-Consuming Faults
By John Tomczyk
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This column will try to explain the voltages associated with the high or wild leg coming from the secondary of a Delta service transformer. 


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Ice Breaker: How to Size Replacement Cap Tubes

Replacing Because of Restrictions
By Joe Marchese
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One field problem frequently encountered with this type of metering device is that it can become plugged with system debris, causing a restriction. When this happens, the cap tube will typically need to be replaced.


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Refrigerants Take to the Floor

AHR Expo Abuzz With HCFC, HFC, and CO2 Talk
By Peter Powell
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Refrigerants are all the talk these days in refrigeration. That was evident at the 66th International AHR Expo in New York City.


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DuPont Snags Refrigerant Counterfeiter

T.A. Fresco Reprimanded for Selling Counterfeit Illegal DuPont Suva 134a
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DuPont Refrigerants announced a successful settlement with T.A. Fresco regarding a case involving the packaging and sale of counterfeit illegal DuPont Suva 134a.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs
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The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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Follett Corp.: Ice and Water Dispensers

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The 15 Series ice and water dispensers are a product line extension to the company’s 7 Series. 


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Feb. 21, 2014: Alliance Petitions EPA for Tighter Restrictions on HFCs

Measure Should Promote Refrigerant Recycling, Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to include HFCs under the provisions of Title VI, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act intended to reduce refrigerant gas emissions.


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AHR Expo Showcases New HVACR Products

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The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of everything we found on the show floor. 


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