Refrigerants & Reclaim

July 18, 2014: EPA Proposes to Prohibit HFCs in Some Refrigeration Applications

Proposal Includes Retail Food Refrigeration and Vending Machines
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing a rule that would prohibit the use of certain HFC refrigerants that have high global warming potential in select refrigeration applications.


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Danfoss Releases Position Paper on F-gas Regulation

Paper Outlines Milestones, Legislation around Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons
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The paper outlines the key milestones and legislation around the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which can carry high global warming potential (GWP), and the development of alternatives to HFCs.


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Tomorrow’s Technology in Use Today

A Sampling of Real-Life Refrigerant Applications
By Peter Powell
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Some forward-thinking businesses are employing tomorrow's refrigeration technology today. Here are a few examples.


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Blended Beverage Equipment Does It All

Ice Making Just One Piece of this Technology’s Puzzle
By Peter Powell
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Technicians need to to be aware that ice machine servicing expertise might be just one small part of the technology they could encounter on a single piece of refrigerated equipment. 


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NRA Highlights Refrigerant Technologies

Latest Refrigeration Equipment Trends Shine with New Technologies
By Peter Powell
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Some of the newest electronic technologies were on display at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.


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A Global Look at Refrigeration Challenges

Developed, Developing Countries Differ in Accessibility
By Peter Powell
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Developed countries have refrigeration systems that protect food until it is delivered to customers. But, in developing countries, that refrigeration aspect is often missing at almost every step along the cold chain.


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July 4, 2014: Almcoe Refrigeration Adopts EOS Refrigerant Asset System

First Commercial Refrigeration Contractor to Use System to Maximize Lifetime Value of Refrigerants
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EOS Climate, a leader in life cycle management of refrigerants, announced that Almcoe Refrigeration is the first commercial refrigeration contractor to adopt its Refrigerant Asset System™ (RAS), which is designed to maximize the value of refrigerant assets, from initial purchase to end of life.


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July 1, 2014: EPA Proposes Approval of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Select HVACR Applications

This Proposed Action Would Expand the List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes
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In support of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program is proposing the addition of hydrocarbon refrigerants for several select HVACR applications.


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future
By Peter Powell
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When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
By Peter Powell
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The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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