Refrigerants & Reclaim

Feb. 17, 2014: ASHRAE Publishes New Editions of Refrigerant Safety Standards

Standard 15 and Standard 34 Are Available as a Set

ASHRAE has announced that the 2013 editions of its refrigerant safety standards, incorporating 41 new addenda, have been published.


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The Latest in Ice Dispensers and Refrigerant Canisters

Refrigeration Makes Technology Advances

Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration. Follett 7 Series ice-only dispensers are now Energy Star-qualified. DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers.


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Lawson Wins Award for CO2 Refrigeration Use

C-Store Chain Lowers Total Energy Consumption by 11 Percent

As the industry continues to deal with f-gas issues, recognition continues to come to refrigeration systems using CO2 as a refrigerant.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary

As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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Ice Breaker: Evap. Pressure Regulators

A Look at Familiar Refrigerant Flow Control Device

Joe Marchese explains the refrigerant flow control device, which prevents the refrigerant pressure in an evaporator from operating below a minimum value, and discusses how to select the right one for the job. 


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More Refrigerants, More Ways to Use Them

Supermarket Sector Still Trying to Track Trends

For new installations, so-called natural refrigerants are Topic No. 1 as the sector wants to get an edge on any possible phase down in production of HFCs.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions

In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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Report Updates the ‘Natural’ Refrigerants Fiscal Situation in Europe

The Focal Point Is on HFCs

As consensus builds for a European agreement on regulating emissions of f-gases, Shecco has launched its newest publication, the “GUIDE+: HFC Taxes & Fiscal Incentives for Natural Refrigerants in Europe.” 


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Jan. 21, 2014: AHRI Launches Second Phase of Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program

Organization Seeks Refrigerant Research Participants

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it will launch a second phase of the Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP).


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The ‘R’ is for Refrigerants, Refrigeration

RSES Conference gets Service Techs up to Speed

The ‘R’ in Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) got its due at the 76th RSES Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo in Pittsburgh, Pa. Topics ranged from the latest trends in refrigerants to the servicing of equipment, from basic components to complex systems using such refrigerants.


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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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