Refrigerants & Reclaim

Government Considering Sanctions Against Chinese Refrigerants

U.S. ITC Votes to Move Forward on Illegal HFC-134a Imports
December 30, 2013

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 6-0 on Dec. 13 to move forward against China regarding possible illegal hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a coming into the U.S.


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2013 NEWSmakers Confront Challenges

Nominees Make Headlines by Battling Congress, Counterfeits, Assailants, More
December 23, 2013

Each honoree has overcome a number of obstacles — big and small — to achieve great things on behalf of the HVAC industry.


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Sassano Fights to Nullify Illegal Refrigerants

DuPont Manager Involved in Dual Effort to Counteract Counterfeits
December 23, 2013

Sassano’s leadership and dedication toward curbing illegal imports and counterfeit gases makes her one of The NEWS’ 2013 NEWSmakers.


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Dec. 18, 2013: European Union Agrees on HFC Refrigerant Cap and Phase Down

European HVACR Association Supports the New Rules
December 18, 2013
The European Union (EU) has reached an agreement on new rules for fluorinated gases (F-gases). The rules will introduce a cap on HFC refrigerant consumption to achieve a 79 percent reduction by 2030.


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Consequences of Counterfeit Refrigerants

Contractors Continue to Play Important Role in Curbing Illegal Refrigerants
December 9, 2013

Counterfeit and illegally imported refrigerants have existed under the surface of the HVACR industry for years. With hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 increasing in price due to a government phase down, more and more fly-by-nighters are working to get their hands on the product any way they can.


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How to Cope with Refrigerant Contamination

White Paper Addresses Concerns
December 9, 2013
One issue concerning counterfeit refrigerants is the possibility of contamination in such systems. A major report on this has been published by the AHRI under the title: “Reports of R-134a Contaminated with R-40 and Other Refrigerants.”


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EPA Backs Obama Climate Action Plan

Videos Focus on Environmental Issues
December 9, 2013
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan announced during the summer included a specific reference to global warming potential (GWP) issues related to a number of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants commonly used by contractors in the HVACR industry.


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Honeywell Gains Nod from EPA for HFO

Refrigerant Aims for Centrifugal Chiller Market
December 9, 2013
Honeywell has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added HFO-1233zd (also known as Solstice™ zd) refrigerant to the list of materials exempted from volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations.


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Distributor Info Adds to HVACR Equation

Unitary, Mid-Year Reports Showcase Equipment Trends
December 2, 2013

The “HARDI Unitary HVAC Market Share Report” provides market share data and analysis detailing unitary sales based on product efficiency for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment, as well as furnaces and boilers. 


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The Professor: TXV Dos and Don’ts

The Externally Equalized Thermostatic Expansion Valve
December 2, 2013

The thermostatic expansion valve (TXV or TEV) is a metering device located between the liquid line and the evaporator. 


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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