There is a vast selection of refrigerants, and sometimes a technician has a choice in selecting a refrigerant for a particular system. Knowing some of the basic properties of refrigerants can assist a technician in making that selection.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final rule, announced July 2 and published in the Federal Register on July 20 (Federal Register Vol. 80 No. 138, July 20, 2015, 42870-42959), will — among other things — change the listing for certain refrigerants used for retail food refrigeration.
Company offers services including refrigerant buyback, cylinder exchange
October 5, 2015
Alfa Cantor, Dallas, has earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification as a refrigerant reclaimer. Alfa Cantor, as an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer, focuses on the direct buyback and sale of refrigerants to the contractor and refrigerant recovery markets nationally.
Company cites desire to encourage development of sustainable technologies
October 5, 2015
Daikin Industries Ltd. has announced that it is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents to encourage the development and commercialization of air conditioning, cooling, and heat pump equipment that uses HFC-32 as a single-component refrigerant.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced it will present test results of the second phase of its Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) during a one-day conference on Jan. 21, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, the day before the start of the ASHRAE Winter Conference.
It will be relocated to A-Gas’s operation in Magnolia, Texas
October 1, 2015
A-Gas International announced that A-Gas Americas has bought Refri-Claim®, the reclamation division of ICOR International. Refri-Claim is a certified U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant reclaimer.
The revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard now incorporates portions of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which, according to OSHA, will benefit workers at more than 5 million workplaces in the U.S. by reducing confusion about chemical hazards, facilitating safety training, and improving knowledge of the hazards, especially for low-literacy workers.
Europe is the largest market for natural refrigerants
September 25, 2015
The global natural refrigerants market is forecast to reach $1.4 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5 percent between 2015 and 2020, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Inspectors found that about eight pounds of ammonia were released March 3, 2015
September 21, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Wichita Area Office announced that it has cited the food processing facility of Reser’s Fine Foods, Topeka, Kansas, for 13 serious safety and health violations. OSHA opened an investigation at the company after receiving a complaint about an ammonia refrigerant leak.