Refrigerants & Reclaim

Emerson’s E360 Examines Refrigerants from All Angles

Event Explores the Evolving HVAC Refrigerant Landscape

The refrigerant landscape is preparing for a regulatory makeover. By 2018, approximately 80 percent of commercial refrigerators and ice machines will have to go through a redesign to meet new DOE standards for efficiency; the EPA is proposing to delist R-404A and R-134a in many commercial refrigeration applications; and more.


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HFC Tax an Unlikely Option for US

Repeal of Australian Legislation a Boost for Opponents of US Tax

Last summer, Australia repealed its carbon tax, which, since July 2012, had been imposed on the country’s leading emitters of synthetic greenhouse gases controlled by the Kyoto Protocol. Could a tax that targets carbon dioxide emissions and refrigerants be headed to U.S. shores?


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ComStar Intl. Inc.: Refrigerant Sealant

A/C Zero Leak contains no polymers, creates a permanent flexible seal, and will not harden inside the operating system, eliminating blockages and sticking problems.


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Jan. 22, 2015: Mexichem Appeals ITC Ruling on Import of Refrigerant Gases from China

Company Believes Chinese Imports Are Harming US Refrigerant Industry

Mexichem announced that its subsidiary, Mexichem Fluor, has appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that the import of Chinese refrigerants does not harm the U.S. refrigerant gas industry.


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Jan. 12, 2015: Honeywell Starts Production of Low-GWP HFO-1234ze

The HFO’s Applications Include as a Refrigerant to Replace HFC-134a

Honeywell announced that it has started full-scale commercial production of a low-global warming potential (GWP) material used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent, and refrigerant.


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Pairing Emerging Refrigerants with Appropriate Systems

Refrigerants, Design, and Commissioning Come into Consideration

Papers and presentations showcased at the most recent Food Marketing Institute Energy & Store Development Conference demonstrated the sector’s move away from high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and toward more efficient equipment.


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Naturals Get New Push at Atmosphere America

Conferences Looks at Regulatory, Cost Issues

As 2015 begins, the end of new and imported HCFCs is in sight and phasedown and limits on certain HFCs seem more and more likely. So to continue to meet refrigeration needs, f-gas proponents turn to low global warming potential (GWP) HFCs and HFOs, while advocates of natural refrigerants continue to build their case.


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Canadian Firm Joins EPA’s GreenChill

Refrigeration Manufacturer Focuses on CO2 Equipment

A Canadian refrigeration company has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership. Carnot Refrigeration, based in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, is now one of a number of refrigeration system manufacturers to join the partnership which emphasizes the adoption of greener refrigeration practices.


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UK Natural Proponent Moves into US

Low GWP Refrigerants Get Another Foothold

Efforts by European and United Kingdom manufacturers of refrigeration equipment using low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to get their products into the North America market have marked another milestone. Star Refrigeration Group of the United Kingdom has launched a U.S. subsidiary.


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Tecumseh on Refrigerant Transition

Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturer Outlines Current Position

The following statement comes from the refrigeration equipment manufacturer Tecumseh and was issued on Oct. 15, 2014. It comments on its position at the time on a number of refrigerant-related issues.


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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