Company suggests suitable replacements for R-404A and R-134a
August 3, 2015
In follow-up to a document that Tecumseh issued in October 2014 regarding recommended refrigerants, the company said it has continued to test various low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants with the objective of determining suitable replacements for R-404A (globally) and R-134a (primarily for North America).
Rule, implications, next steps covered in special installment of Emerson’s Making Sense Webinar Series
August 3, 2015
Following the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule on the delisting of certain refrigerants in specific commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications, Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. will host a webinar to cover the ruling and its implications.
There’s a scene in the 1963 film “The Haunting” in which something comes down the hallway of a haunted house one night. It was the first time I ever realized that the unknown and unseen could be more frightening that the known and seen.
New ‘refrigerant driving license’ will help ensure safe management of refrigerants
July 28, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) announced an agreement completed during the Montreal Protocol Open Ended Working Group meeting in Paris, which includes development of a global qualification program for refrigerant supply chain networks.
HFC emissions in the US are expected to nearly double by 2020 and triple by 2030
July 20, 2015
EPA estimates this final rule will reduce greenhouse gas emissions of 54-64 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2025, equal to the carbon dioxide emissions from the annual energy use of more than 5.8 million homes.
The HFC management workshop and Open-Ended Working Group meetings are an opportunity to present technical information relevant to HFCs, such as high-ambient temperature performance, safety requirements, and energy efficiency, and to provide a forum to discuss potential obstacles to an HFC phasedown.