Refrigerants with ‘22a’ or ‘R-22a’ in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons
May 30, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is again cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors, and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in existing motor vehicle and home air conditioning systems.
Thierry Vanlancker, president of its fluoroproducts business at the Chemours Co., is retiring. Chemours also announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants.
Distributor group supports use of alternative refrigerants
May 27, 2016
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), the trade group representing nearly all refrigerant distributors and wholesalers in the refrigeration market, announced it has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC).
Store installed a Hillphoenix Advansor CO2 Booster System that utilizes CO2 refrigerant
May 26, 2016
DeCicco & Sons’ newest store has been awarded Platinum GreenChill certification — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) highest sustainability award for food retailers — due to the grocer’s investment in a refrigeration system that uses natural refrigerant.
Natural refrigerants event expected to be biggest ever
May 16, 2016
ATMOsphere America, a conference focusing on how natural refrigerants are being used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems, returns for its fifth edition, June 16 and 17, at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Provides an option to mitigate HFC emissions while transitioning to lower GWP alternatives
May 13, 2016
EOS Climate announced it has completed its first project to generate Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), also known as carbon credits, from the reclamation and reuse of hyrdofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
The first of three natural refrigerant trailer prototypes enter service in the UK
May 12, 2016
UK retailer Sainsbury’s has become the first customer to take delivery of Carrier Transicold’s prototype natural refrigerant trailer unit — a new generation of transport refrigeration system for trailers that operates exclusively with CO2 refrigerant.
It will create the world’s largest facility for manufacturing HFOs
May 11, 2016
The Chemours Co. announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants. Chemours will invest $230 million over three years to construct a new facility at its Corpus Christi site in Ingleside, Texas, with start-up expected in the third quarter of 2018.
An undercharge of refrigerant will cause low head and suction pressures, but that is not the only thing that will cause both pressures to be low. An undercharge will have low condenser liquid subcooling readings on the high side, where a dirty air filter for the evaporator will not produce low condenser liquid subcooling readings.
The supermarket industry realized a long time ago that it is impossible to solve environmental problems related to refrigerant leaks using a repair-based approach (i.e., with policies that focus on leak repair and record-keeping). Yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) main regulatory program to address harmful refrigerant emissions reflects a repair-based policy.