Refrigerant provides low-GWP solution for new and retrofit chiller applications
June 21, 2016
The Chemours Co. announced that its Opteon™ XP30 refrigerant has received Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) listing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and retrofit chiller applications.
AHRI, ASHRAE, US DOE partnership devotes $5.2 million to broaden knowledge
June 20, 2016
The research program is part of an ongoing global effort to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify appropriate climate-friendly alternatives. The DOE will contribute $3 million; ASHRAE, $1.2 million; and AHRI, $1 million.
TdX 20 is a multi-phase, zeotrope refrigerant blend
June 13, 2016
Refrigerant manufacturer Bluon Energy announced that its TdX 20 refrigerant was given the preliminary ASHRAE number of R-458A with an A1 safety rating. The final approval and assignment of the ASHRAE classification is anticipated by the end of June 2016.
Will facilitate and accelerate the safe use of these refrigerants
June 9, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), ASHRAE, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are collaborating to fund research that will establish a more robust fact base about the properties and use of flammable refrigerants.
Will enable company to provide an end-to-end supply and reclamation service to its customers
June 6, 2016
A-Gas International, through its A-Gas Americas business, has completed the acquisition of Rapid Recovery. Headquartered in Phoenix, Rapid Recovery operates across the U.S. from 40 branch locations providing a full suite of on-site recovery and cylinder services to the refrigeration and HVAC sectors.
The divisiveness of the presidential campaign on top of what was already a difficult political climate in Washington means pushing through any kind of legislation this year will be highly unlikely, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the trends aren’t moving in the right direction for ammonia and other natural refrigerants.
Buscemi will remain with Hudson to assist with the CFO succession for a transition period
June 2, 2016
Hudson Technologies Inc. announced that James R. Buscemi has advised the company of his intent to step down as vice president and chief financial officer of the company, effective July 1, 2016. Buscemi will remain with Hudson to assist with the CFO succession for a transition period.
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.
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).