What comes to mind when the topic is leak-stop additives for refrigeration systems? Do you use them at your company? A well-respected and very knowledgeable source gives some credit for today's low leak rates to good manufacturing techniques, but he also credits leak-stop additives.
Standard 15 specifies safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems
December 23, 2015
HVACR industry input is being sought into a proposal to modify portions of ASHRAE’s refrigeration safety standard to incorporate subclass 2L flammability classifications. Addendum d to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2013, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, is open for public comment until Jan. 18, 2016.
It’s very important to follow all safety procedures and retrofit guidelines when retrofitting a system with a refrigerant blend. By all means, never try to blend any refrigerants yourself because dangerous conditions and personal injury can occur.
Although it’s commonly acknowledged that there is no one-size-fits-all answer, natural refrigerants, such as carbon dioxide (R-744), ammonia (R-717), and the hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants propane (R-290) and isobutane (R-600), have been garnering attention.
A blended refrigerant can significantly reduce global warming potential
December 1, 2015
Master-Bilt®, manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, has introduced its new Alternative Industrial Refrigerant (AIR) Initiative which outlines the use of hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blended refrigerants and foaming agents to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) guidelines.
EnVisioneering Symposium focuses on refrigeration equipment and supermarkets
November 30, 2015
Danfoss recently hosted its 25th EnVisioneering Symposium, which 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.
$13.4 billion deal will create world’s largest industrial gas company
November 30, 2015
Airgas, Radnor, Pennsylvania, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Liquide, based in Paris, France, under an agreement reached between the two companies. Airgas is a leading supplier of industrial gases and associated products and services in the United States.