Refrigerants & Reclaim

Naturals Get New Push at Atmosphere America

Conferences Looks at Regulatory, Cost Issues

As 2015 begins, the end of new and imported HCFCs is in sight and phasedown and limits on certain HFCs seem more and more likely. So to continue to meet refrigeration needs, f-gas proponents turn to low global warming potential (GWP) HFCs and HFOs, while advocates of natural refrigerants continue to build their case.


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Canadian Firm Joins EPA’s GreenChill

Refrigeration Manufacturer Focuses on CO2 Equipment

A Canadian refrigeration company has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership. Carnot Refrigeration, based in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, is now one of a number of refrigeration system manufacturers to join the partnership which emphasizes the adoption of greener refrigeration practices.


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UK Natural Proponent Moves into US

Low GWP Refrigerants Get Another Foothold

Efforts by European and United Kingdom manufacturers of refrigeration equipment using low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to get their products into the North America market have marked another milestone. Star Refrigeration Group of the United Kingdom has launched a U.S. subsidiary.


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Tecumseh on Refrigerant Transition

Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturer Outlines Current Position

The following statement comes from the refrigeration equipment manufacturer Tecumseh and was issued on Oct. 15, 2014. It comments on its position at the time on a number of refrigerant-related issues.


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Same Message, New Urgency

Learn About Newer Refrigerants

This past year I was working on a story in which I asked contractors to comment on trends in refrigerants. I was doing so because so much of my writing in 2014 related to new directions for such gases. I start 2015 with the same theme: Continue to work with familiar refrigerants, but be prepared to shift to newer kids on the block.


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FMI Considers the Future of Supermarket Refrigeration

Research Reveals Optimal Refrigerant Choice is Dependent on Application, Setting

The supermarket refrigeration sector is sensing the demise of high-GWP HFCs for use in HVAC systems, including some of the most commonly used refrigerants, R-404A and -507. Even if the line between high- and low-GWP HFCs has yet to be drawn, the industry is considering low-GWP options more frequently.


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2014 NEWSmakers Define HVAC’s Future

Honorees Shift the Industry’s Landscape through Litigation, Regulation, and More

This diverse class of NEWSmakers represents government regulation, distribution, contracting, and more. Each honoree instituted a noticeable shift in the industry’s future.


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Phaseout Timeline

New and Imported R-22 Supplies Set to Decrease Annually Until Production is Prohibited in 2020

In 2014, the EPA made it’s biggest splash on Oct. 16, when Gina McCarthy, administrator, EPA, signed the final rule pertaining to allowances for virgin production and importation of HCFCs, primarily R-22, for 2015 through 2019.


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Danfoss Examines Future of Refrigerants

EnVisioneering Symposium Examines HCs, CO2, and More

Driven by shifts in technology, policy, regulations, and consumer demands, those managing the refrigerant sector must surmount these complexities and navigate governmental uncertainty to build a path to sustainability.


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2015 NCI Annual Summit

The National Comfort Institute held its 2015 Summit in San Diego. Posted: April 1, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Andy Patron
Andy Patron, partner with FMI Corp., discusses the impact a national labor shortage may have on the mechanical contracting industry. Posted on March 27.
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