The increasing number of refrigerant options makes it more essential than ever for technicians to be aware of the hazards of mixing refrigerants and to cautiously approach systems they’re servicing in case it contains a refrigerant mixture that has been adulterated — perhaps dangerously so.
Increasing concerns regarding refrigerants are providing growth opportunities
August 20, 2015
The global magnetic refrigeration market is forecast to reach $315.7 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 98.7 percent between 2017 and 2022, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Improvements are designed to reduce the likelihood of an ammonia release
August 19, 2015
A Chicopee, Massachusetts, cold storage warehouse that utilizes ammonia refrigeration is spending more than half a million dollars, primarily on public safety enhancements, to resolve claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act’s chemical release prevention requirements in its handling of ammonia at the facility.
WinWholesale Inc., a leading supplier of residential and commercial construction and industrial supplies and materials including HVAC and refrigeration, announced Jack Johnston has been named chief executive officer of the company.
Market is being driven by the growth of the supermarket, hypermarket, and organized food retail chains
August 17, 2015
The global commercial refrigeration equipment market was valued at $29.6 billion in 2014 and it is expected to reach $40.9 billion by 2020, according to a report from P&S Market Research. The firm forecasts the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent, in terms of value, from 2015 to 2020.
He will lead Foodservice through a planned separation from Manitowoc in first quarter of 2016
August 12, 2015
The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced the appointment of Hubertus M. Muehlhaeuser as chief executive officer of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. Manitowoc is a leading manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, including refrigeration equipment.
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.
RDL program aims to ensure sound, safe management of refrigerants
August 10, 2015
The agreement will support the accelerated global transition to new refrigerants brought on by the Montreal Protocol’s ozone layer protection targets by addressing challenges in soundly and safely managing refrigerants.
Use of next generation refrigerant reduces GWP by around half compared to current refrigerants
August 4, 2015
Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport refrigeration systems and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced that it will begin to offer North American customers new options for trailer and self-powered truck products using lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
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.