In addition to making facility improvements, company will also pay $55,000 in penalties
April 14, 2016
In a settlement announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Oregon Ice Cream Co. has agreed to make safety improvements and upgrade its refrigeration equipment to prevent ammonia refrigerant releases at its manufacturing facility in Eugene, Oregon.
Diagnosing an air conditioning system isn’t easy. A service technician must be a trained professional to diagnose a system efficiently and correctly — no longer can a tech rely on rules of thumb for coil temperatures or pressures.
The next time you’re faced with a choice of whether you should take some extra time and additional measurements, do the right thing. Take the time to do it right and find the true problem the first time.
A total of 148 exhibitors showed off their latest advances in all types of industrial refrigeration at the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) 2016 Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Here are a few of the highlights.
Technology and supply partnership will help meet growing global demand
April 5, 2016
Honeywell announced it has entered into a supply agreement and technology license with an Indian manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice® yf, an automobile refrigerant with a global warming potential (GWP) of less than 1. The company noted that the refrigerant is also being used in a growing number of stationary applications.
The refrigerant recovery and reclamation sector is striving to keep up with the changes taking place in the world of refrigerants, which means it is constantly creating new products to seamlessly adapt to the latest batch of regulations and refrigerant phaseouts.
Some contractors have used leak-stop agents successfully for years and consider them practical and cost-effective ways to seal small, hard-to-find leaks in systems. Other contractors feel strongly that only two things belong in a system: refrigerant and oil.
What long-term implications will this have on the refrigerant-recovery industry, which has been built on recovering chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — refrigerants that are increasingly being phased out? The answer: Change is on the horizon, but demise is not imminent.
Contractors have a wide range of choices when it comes to properly equipping their technicians to perform safe, efficient refrigerant recovery. Here’s a look at some of the latest equipment and services.
Suppliers are expected to benefit from the scheduled 2020 phaseout of R-22 refrigerant
April 4, 2016
U.S. demand for commercial refrigeration equipment is forecast to increase 3.1 percent per year through 2020 to $11.3 billion, moderating from the 2010-2015 period, when growth was bolstered by a rebound in sales after the economic recession, according to a new study from Freedonia Group.