Refrigeration

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Learn About Newer Refrigerants

This past year I was working on a story in which I asked contractors to comment on trends in refrigerants. I was doing so because so much of my writing in 2014 related to new directions for such gases. I start 2015 with the same theme: Continue to work with familiar refrigerants, but be prepared to shift to newer kids on the block.


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FMI Considers the Future of Supermarket Refrigeration

Research Reveals Optimal Refrigerant Choice is Dependent on Application, Setting

The supermarket refrigeration sector is sensing the demise of high-GWP HFCs for use in HVAC systems, including some of the most commonly used refrigerants, R-404A and -507. Even if the line between high- and low-GWP HFCs has yet to be drawn, the industry is considering low-GWP options more frequently.


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Dec. 22, 2014: Ingersoll Rand to Acquire FRIGOBLOCK

Move Broadens Portfolio of Transport Refrigeration Products and Services

Ingersoll-Rand plc announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire FRIGOBLOCK for €100 million. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2015, subject to regulatory approval.


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2014 NEWSmakers Define HVAC’s Future

Honorees Shift the Industry’s Landscape through Litigation, Regulation, and More

This diverse class of NEWSmakers represents government regulation, distribution, contracting, and more. Each honoree instituted a noticeable shift in the industry’s future.


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Phaseout Timeline

New and Imported R-22 Supplies Set to Decrease Annually Until Production is Prohibited in 2020

In 2014, the EPA made it’s biggest splash on Oct. 16, when Gina McCarthy, administrator, EPA, signed the final rule pertaining to allowances for virgin production and importation of HCFCs, primarily R-22, for 2015 through 2019.


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Danfoss Examines Future of Refrigerants

EnVisioneering Symposium Examines HCs, CO2, and More

Driven by shifts in technology, policy, regulations, and consumer demands, those managing the refrigerant sector must surmount these complexities and navigate governmental uncertainty to build a path to sustainability.


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RSES Presents Awards at Annual Conference

Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements in, Contributions Toward HVACR Education

RSES awarded both individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in and contributions toward the education of HVACR professionals during the 77th RSES Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, in October.


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Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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