Refrigerants & Reclaim

Best Practices for Recovery and Reclaim

December 24, 2012

The NEWS has been inviting those involved in the reclamation sector to provide their perspectives on proper recovery and reclamation procedures and how both processes work.


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2012 NEWSmakers Set Industry Pace

December 17, 2012
As 2012 races to a close, The NEWS is proud to celebrate those making headlines this year — our NEWSmakers. Rather than lounge around and wait for the industry to come to them, these pacesetters rushed to the forefront, leading by example.


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HFO Shipments Increase

December 17, 2012
Honeywell has announced that it has begun shipping additional quantities of HFO-1234yf, which it markets as Solstice™ yf. The refrigerant is targeted for the automotive market, although other HFO configurations are being developed for stationary applications.


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Midwest Refrigerants Discusses Technology to Deal with Unwanted Refrigerants

December 17, 2012
A technical conference in 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, has provided some of the most up-to-date information on a way to deal with unwanted ozone depleting and greenhouse gases. The conference was the 32nd Open Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.


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What Real-World HFC Retrofits Could Mean for Refrigerants’ Future

December 17, 2012
The attention that’s being paid to HFC refrigerants used as retrofits in HCFC-22 systems is among the more positive developments in the industry. Refrigerant manufacturers are working with contractors and end users in doing such retrofits in real-world situations.


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Rajendran Shines Light on Alternative Refrigerants

December 17, 2012
Rajan Rajendran has garnered recognition as one of the leading experts on the use of alternative refrigerants. His knowledge and ability has gained him recognition as one of The NEWS’ 2012 NEWSMakers.


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Retrofitting with HFCs

December 3, 2012
Now, more than ever, the industry has been looking for alternatives to R-22 to keep the huge existing base of R-22 equipment up and running. More reclamation has been one option. But at the same time, attention is being paid to a large number of HFC refrigerants that can be retrofitted into R-22 equipment.


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Retrofit Round-up: Plenty of Options

December 3, 2012
Because no one HFC refrigerant can be retrofitted efficiently into the entire range of R-22 equipment, a wide and sometimes changing variety of HFCs have entered the market. The NEWS contacted a number of refrigerant manufacturers asking them to discuss some of their most popular HFCs for R-22 retrofits.


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Retrofit Away From R-22

December 3, 2012
Two recent projects demonstrated successful retrofitting of HFC refrigerants into existing HCFC-22 systems. These projects, which were highlighted by Arkema, detail the processes with regard to HFC-427A in refrigeration and air conditioning applications.


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Spanning the Globe Naturally

December 3, 2012
While natural refrigerants start to slowly — and cautiously — gain a foothold in North America, their impact is more forceful almost everywhere else. What do other countries have to say about this?


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