Refrigerants & Reclaim

The Professor: An Overcharge of Refrigerant

Knowing Symptoms Can Lead to Solutions
By John Tomczyk
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It is the system check sheet that will tell the service technician whether a system is overcharged or not. Service technicians must install pressure gauges and thermistors — or some other sort of temperature-sensing devices — in order to systematically troubleshoot a refrigeration system correctly.


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Sustainable Refrigeration is Only ‘Natural’

New Refrigerants Still Need Careful Control, Simplicity
By Peter Powell
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The purpose of the Atmosphere America event in Washington, D.C., this past summer was to present a business case for the so-called natural refrigerants.


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Consumer Media Spreading the Word on Industry Concerns

TV Station Airs Story on R-22 Phaseout
By Peter Powell
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We should always be happy when the media outside our industry draws attention to the challenges faced by HVACR contractors.


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ATMOsphere America Attendees Discuss Refrigerants

Conference Focuses on Natural Refrigerant Trends, Issues, Regulations
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Danfoss recently sponsored and participated in ATMOsphere America 2013, a conference which discussed natural refrigerant trends, latest technologies, and regulatory issues in the U.S. and Canada.


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The NEWS Hosts Refrigeration Webinar

Webinar Will Compare, Contrast Glycol and Direct Expansion Refrigeration Systems
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The NEWS will host a free webinar, “Overcome the Barriers to Adoption of Secondary Glycol Refrigeration Systems,” at 1 p.m. ET on Aug. 27.


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Aug. 8, 2013: First U.S. Supermarket Using Propane Refrigerant Launched

Tecumseh Supports Hussmann in R-290 Application
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Tecumseh Products Co. announced that it worked closely with Hussmann Corp. to launch the first United States-based grocery store using propane (R-290) refrigerant. The newly opened Austin, Texas supermarket built by H-E-B Grocery uses self-contained refrigerated display cases with hydrocarbon refrigerant R-290.


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Aug. 6, 2013: Airgas Announces New President of Airgas Refrigerants

Emmanuel Dupree Succeeds Ted Schulte
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Airgas Inc. has announced that Emmanuel Dupree has been named president - Airgas Refrigerants. Dupree succeeds Ted Schulte who is retiring at the end of the month after nearly 16 years of executive leadership at Airgas.


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Refrigerants Gain Job Site Attention

Operations Produce Efficiency Data
By Peter Powell
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So what can you do with natural refrigerants and where can you do it? That formed the basis of case studies presented at the second Atmosphere America Natural Refrigerants Conference in Washington, D.C.


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Obama’s Climate Action Plan Targets HFC Reduction

International and Domestic Initiatives Push Phase Down, Reduced Use
By Peter Powell
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President Barack Obama’s recently announced Climate Action Plan specifically references the future of the familiar HFC refrigerants all HVACR contractors work with on a daily basis.


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AHRI Hosts Low-GWP AREP Conference

Program Will Evaluate Promising Alternative Refrigerants for Major Product Categories
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced it will host a conference on the AHRI Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) on Jan. 16, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.


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