Refrigerants & Reclaim

Seeking to Smooth Out Natural Refrigerants’ Rocky Road

IIAR Conference Addresses Path to Natural Refrigerants
May 6, 2013

The road to natural refrigerants is a rocky one. There is much talk, but not a lot of action. However, this sector is certainly expanding. 


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Allocations

The Environmental Protection Agency Published Its Final Adjustment Rule on April 3, 2013
April 22, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is reducing the amount of HCFC-22 that can be produced or imported to 62.8 million pounds in 2013. 


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The Ebb and Flow of CO2 and HFO-1234yf in Stationary and Transit Applications

April 22, 2013
When it comes to R-744 (CO2) as a refrigeration refrigerant, things seem to be more stable in stationary usage than in transportation applications. In the latter, the European automotive sector is looking beyond HFC for refrigerants in air conditioning.


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Tyson Foods Settlement with EPA Addresses Multiple Releases of Ammonia

April 22, 2013
On April 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Tyson Foods Inc. and several of its affiliates to address threats of accidental chemical releases after anhydrous ammonia was released during incidents at facilities in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.


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Beyond Reclamation: Destruction, Conversion

April 8, 2013

At some point, a refrigerant brought back for reclamation simply can’t be brought back to ARI-700 purity standards. There are a couple of approaches, including, destruction, which has a long track record, and, another option, conversion, offers a much fresher approach.


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The Future of HFCs in Montreal Protocol

April 8, 2013

Ongoing discussions are currently underway, examining ways to incorporate HFCs into the protocol in order to phase down their use due to relatively high global warming potential (GWP). 


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Reclamation Looking for Jumpstart

April 8, 2013

The reality is that in 2012, and thus far in 2013, few technicians and contractors are bringing R-22 back for reclamation despite an abundance of capacity at many reclamation facilities. 


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Products Helpful in Recovery, Reclamation

April 8, 2013

While the reclamation process may not be meeting industry expectations, numerous manufacturers are offering equipment and devices that make the process easier than ever before. 


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R-744 Goes Transcritical in North America

April 1, 2013

New refrigerated equipment is being designed to run on so-called natural refrigerants such as ammonia, hydrocarbons, and CO2.


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Mariel USA LLC: Refrigerant Recharge Kit

March 18, 2013

Designed for air conditioners, the R-410A recharge kit’s disposable, 1.8-pound R-410A cylinder is composed of a reusable gauge, ¼-SAE outlet, and shutoff valve/adapter 5⁄16 inch. 


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