Operators of facilities that use ammonia refrigeration equipment must write and enforce standard operating procedures, buy the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), and practice what they preach with regard to safety — not only from top to bottom in their own organizations, but also with visitors, contractors, and other industry stakeholders.
Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium examines impact of regulation
November 2, 2015
Danfoss' 25th EnVisioneering Symposium, “Refrigerants2Sustainability: Risks, Options, & Opportunities in Commercial Refrigeration,” addressed how an increasing industry-wide focus on refrigerants and energy is driving changes in the design, deployment, and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and supermarkets.
Included are new limits on venting, updates on technician certification
November 2, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a pre-publication version of a proposal to expand and amend the National Recycling and Emission Reduction Program, also known as the Section 608 program, which governs the handling, use, and sale of ozone-depleting (ODS) compounds used as refrigerants.
Replacement for high GWP refrigerants in supermarket applications
November 2, 2015
Honeywell’s Solstice®N40 (R-448A) refrigerant for supermarket refrigeration has been named a finalist for the R&D 100 Awards. The R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D Magazine, honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.
The recent refrigerant delistings made under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program have made some customers — especially in the supermarket refrigeration sector — skittish about making a major investment in new refrigeration equipment.
The changes would affect residential and commercial HVACR contractors
October 20, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a pre-publication version of a proposal to expand and amend the National Recycling and Emission Reduction Program, also known as the Section 608 program, which governs the handling, use, and sale of ozone depleting (ODS) compounds used as refrigerants.
HVACR industry leaders and White House officials gathered today at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, District of Columbia, to reaffirm their 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion over 10 years in the research, development, and commercialization of low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants.
Industry spent more than $255 million in 2015 toward its 10-year, $5 billion pledge
October 15, 2015
At a White House Industry Leader Roundtable today, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) provided a progress report on its 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion in research over the next 10 years for new refrigerants and HVACR equipment to support energy efficiency.
Award goes to manufacturer installing advanced refrigeration systems in the most GreenChill certified stores
October 8, 2015
Hillphoenix announced it has received a 2014-2015 Achievement Award - Store Certification Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership program. It’s the company’s fifth GreenChill award since the program launched in 2007.