Refrigerants & Reclaim

Learning About CO2 as a Refrigerant

As Uses Grow, Need For Training Increases
June 24, 2013
As the industry continues to introduce more equipment using CO2 as a refrigerant, the need for training to work with that gas is growing. In a recent announcement, Scotland-based Star Refrigeration is offering training in that regard through its Star Learning Solutions program.


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Examining Condensing Trends through Practical Applications

HVAC Contractors Put High Ambients, Low Pressures, and New Refrigerants to the Test
June 10, 2013

As familiar as condensing units are in refrigeration systems, these components are undergoing major changes. Several of those changes are being demonstrated in a number of practical applications nationwide. 


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Coils 101: A Basic Review

A Brief Look at A Coils, Slant Coils, and H Coils
June 10, 2013

There are several designs for airflow through the evaporator coil, and for draining the condensate water from the coil, depending on the installation. The different designs are known as the A coil, the slant coil, and the H coil.


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Microchannel Coils Heading Toward Refrigeration Applications

Residential Market Expands to Commercial HVAC; Refrigeration on Deck
June 10, 2013

Those small-diameter coils — with names like MicroGroove, microchannel, and micro-multichannel — have gained a beachhead in residential heating and air conditioning, and are advancing in commercial HVAC, with refrigeration on the horizon.


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The Professor: Leak Checking a Water-Cooled Condenser

Locating Refrigeration Cycle Leaks May Be Easier Than You Think
June 3, 2013

When a refrigeration system has lost most of its refrigerant charge in a short period of time, the leak is probably significant and should be easy to find.


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Looking Beyond Low GWP

Environmental Regulators Should Consider Refrigerant Performance as well as Global Warming Potential
June 3, 2013

Now that the battle regarding ozone depleting potential (ODP) refrigerants has ended with the phaseout of CFCs and HCFCs, the fighting has shifted to issues related to the global warming potential (GWP) of the remaining and newly developing refrigerants.


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A Natural Shift to HCs

Global Acceptance of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants is on the Rise
June 3, 2013

The attention being paid to so-called natural refrigerants is showing a shift toward hydrocarbon refrigerants, even as CO2 gains a stronger foothold and ammonia maintains a high profile. But, whether or not there will be a dominant natural choice remains unclear even in Europe, much less North America.


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Industry Encourages Cap Use on Refrigerants

Recent Deaths Demonstrate Dangers of Huffing R-22
May 20, 2013

According to the website www.inhalants.org, one in five students has inhaled a chemical to get high by the eighth grade.


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Coming to America

U.K.'s A-Gas Plans Expansion Into North America
May 20, 2013

A-Gas’s acquisitions in the U.S. will set it up for a significant expansion into North America, including the international rollout of its refrigerant reclamation technology


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Dealing With Refrigerant Contamination

May 20, 2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has issued a white paper titled “Reports of R-134a Contaminated with R-40 and Other Refrigerants.” That paper is featured here.


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