Employee recognition survey points out the benefits of a positive workplace
March 1, 2017
It’s often said that any company’s greatest asset is its people, and this definitely is true for refrigeration contractors. Sure, the refrigeration industry is heavily focused on products and equipment and technology. And don’t forget chemicals – trying to keep track of all the refrigerant changes is enough to make anyone’s head spin. Yet if equipment is the lifeblood of the HVACR industry, then the people at refrigeration companies are its beating heart. And it clearly is in your best interest -- as the contractor whose name is on the door and on the trucks -- to keep your people as happy as possible.
Of course, reclaimers can only reclaim what contractors and technicians recover, and while the R-22 numbers may never match the hoped-for projections, the industry is already looking to the future and preparing to address new challenges in a post-hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) world that also is likely facing a phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
This refrigerant leak sealant features a triple-power sealant that installs in just seconds. It features a push-button product flow valve that does not require a propellant or other such tools, thereby eliminating the need for technicians to carry multiple items, such as manifold gauges, caulking guns, screw drivers, and refrigerant hoses.
The Green Tech Line of refrigeration and air conditioning components is designed for use with natural refrigerants R-290 (propane), R-600a (isobutane), and R-744 (CO2). These high-quality, hydrocarbon (HC) and CO2-ready system components include valves, controllers, transducers, filter driers, and microchannel heat exchangers.
These units feature a 70°F floating head pressure control valve and an integral subcooling circuit that allows saturated liquid to flow from the receiver to the condenser where the refrigerant is sub-cooled by ambient air.
The new facility will triple the company’s capacity
February 15, 2017
The Chemours Co., a global chemistry company in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions, announced that it has broken ground on a new HFO-1234yf production facility. The new facility, located at the Chemours Corpus Christi plant in Ingleside, Texas, will triple the company’s capacity for its HFO-1234yf-based-products, which are low-global warming potential (GWP) and better for the environment.
This line for hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerant (R290/R600a) use includes electronic expansion valves (EEVs), thermostatic expansion valves (TXVs), reversing valves, check valves, ball valves, and solenoid valves.
The VTC series compressor and electronic controller dynamically matches the capacity of the compressor to the cabinet’s cooling demand. The series features a capacity range from 300 to 1,500 Btu per hour, and is optimized for use with eco-friendly hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerant R-290 (propane).