Refrigerants with ‘22a’ or ‘R-22a’ in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons
May 30, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is again cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors, and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in existing motor vehicle and home air conditioning systems.
Thierry Vanlancker, president of its fluoroproducts business at the Chemours Co., is retiring. Chemours also announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants.
Although I know the refrigeration business is a very tough one, I still think refrigeration contractors and technicians have it better on the “R” side of the business than do the guys on the HVAC side.
Distributor group supports use of alternative refrigerants
May 27, 2016
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), the trade group representing nearly all refrigerant distributors and wholesalers in the refrigeration market, announced it has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC).
Store installed a Hillphoenix Advansor CO2 Booster System that utilizes CO2 refrigerant
May 26, 2016
DeCicco & Sons’ newest store has been awarded Platinum GreenChill certification — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) highest sustainability award for food retailers — due to the grocer’s investment in a refrigeration system that uses natural refrigerant.
Training center recognized for its exceptional efficiency and eco-friendly design
May 17, 2016
Bitzer’s Schaufler Academy has received the Deutscher TGA-Award 2016 in the New Building category for its energy efficient and eco-friendly design. The international training center of the compressor manufacturer is located in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen, Germany.
Natural refrigerants event expected to be biggest ever
May 16, 2016
ATMOsphere America, a conference focusing on how natural refrigerants are being used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems, returns for its fifth edition, June 16 and 17, at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago.