Refrigeration

The EPA Cracks Down on Illegal R-22 Importation and Sale

March 18, 2013
The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, an industry coalition, said in November 2012 the United States government successfully concluded 11 criminal and civil cases related to HCFC-22 refrigerant smuggling over the last two years.


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There’s Reason to Fuss About Hydrocarbons’ Flammability

March 18, 2013
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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Bitzer U.S. Inc.: Ammonia Industrial Refrigeration Packages

March 11, 2013

A line of ammonia industrial refrigeration packages ranges from motor-compressor combinations on rails to complete rotary screw compressor packages. The NH3 screw compressors are available in 20-300 hp.


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Expo Attendees Discuss R-22 Limitations

March 4, 2013

About a month before the AHR Expo, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated it would permit the industry to produce and import 39 million pounds of virgin HCFC-22 in 2013, down from 55 million pounds in 2012.


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The Professor: Partially Restricted Filter Driers

March 4, 2013

We are going to look at issues related to a partially restricted filter/drier. For this purpose I have included a service checklist as well as a number of illustrations.


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CellarCool: Wine Cellar Cooling Systems

March 4, 2013

Self-contained, ducted, and ductless systems specifically designed for cooling wine cellars are available. Depending on the model, units can be mounted in a living area, wall mounted, installed on the wall near the ceiling or in the ceiling joists, and more.


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Beyond Familiar HFCs

March 4, 2013

While much of the buzz at the AHR Expo was on dwindling supplies of new HCFC-22, reclamation of that refrigerant, and use of alternative HFCs in retrofits, a number of conversations centered on alternatives beyond familiar HFCs. 


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Ice Breaker: Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

March 4, 2013

Gone are the days of the three basic refrigerants: R-12, R-22, and R-502. Today’s technicians need to be well-educated on all of the refrigerants they encounter.


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Converting Away From R-22

February 25, 2013
With the impending phaseout of R-22 looming, the price and availability of the product will soon make it impractical to use. With virtually tens of millions of R-22-designed a/c systems in operation, refrigerant users and equipment owners will need to employ a number of alternative options to satisfy their cooling needs.


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Safe Servicing of HCs

February 25, 2013
HC refrigerants have an A3 safety rating, meaning there are flammability issues. Even so, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially gave Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval to R-290 (propane), R-600a (isobutene), and R-441A (a blend marketed by ComStar International as HCR 188c).


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