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India Blocks HFC Phasedown; Spain Approves F-Gas Tax

March 17, 2014

India has continued to block the move for a global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology.


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Poisoning in Spotlight During Awareness Week

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week Aims to Curb Refrigerant Huffing
March 17, 2014

As an HVACR contractor, you may be the first to spot signs of abuse, and your awareness may save a life. 


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Keeping R-22 Units Running on HFCs

Retrofit Procedures Can Extend Life of Equipment
March 17, 2014

Retrofitting HFC refrigerants into systems designed for HCFC-22 is gaining attention especially in refrigeration because that sector moved especially fast to R-22 when CFCs faced phaseout. This article from Honeywell is a detailed look at retrofit procedures.


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Variable Speed Takes Control

Avoiding Temperature Swings in Commercial Refrigeration
March 17, 2014

When commercial refrigeration equipment performance issues arise in the Williamsport, Pa., area, businesses often call Refrigeration Service Co. for assistance.


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Refrigeration Technologies Company Has New President

GEA Continues Focus on Industrial Freezers
March 17, 2014

It is appropriate to keep an eye on developments in industrial refrigeration in Europe. For one, new technologies, especially as related to refrigerants, often are first tried in Europe. Second, the industrial refrigeration sector using ammonia has strongly aligned itself with supporters of other non-f-gas refrigerants.


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Report Looks at Walk-in Refrigeration Market in the US Through 2018

Market Is Increasingly Adopting Green Technology and Using Renewable Energy Sources
March 17, 2014

TechNavio, a global research firm, has published a research report, Walk-in Refrigeration Market in the US. The report finds increasing use of green technology and renewable energy sources as a key trend affecting that sector. The analysis is for the forecast period 2014-2018.


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Refrigerants, Refrigeration Publications Focus on Safety

ASHRAE 2013 Editions Incorporate New Addenda
March 17, 2014

The 2013 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards, incorporating 41 new addenda, have been published.


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Transport Refrigeration Inspiration

Small Scale Reminds Us of Large Significance
March 17, 2014

This month’s Point of View topic is transport refrigeration. The inspiration was seeing the train cars pictured in this story. I noted there was a car related to ice service and another was labeled “refrigerator and ventilated fruit car.”


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Spectronics Corp.: Refrigerant Leak Detection Kit

March 10, 2014

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
March 3, 2014

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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