New facility designed for flow, flexibility, and safety
July 4, 2016
In March, Airgas Refrigerants began operating an Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)-accredited refrigerants testing lab after nearly a year of design and construction. The sophisticated testing lab is housed in Airgas Refrigerants’ Atlanta filling and reclamation facility.
American Chemical Society award cites development of HFO-1234yf as R-134a replacement
July 4, 2016
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized seven Honeywell scientists with the ACS’ prestigious Heroes of Chemistry Award for the development of a low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant being adopted for vehicles globally.
We all know that some of the new refrigerant options are highly flammable, some are mildly flammable, and some operate at very high pressures. But our industry is filled with smart people who know the hazards, and will train and adapt.
Now specifies that all refrigerant containers should have one uniform paint color
June 29, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced significant changes to refrigerant paint color designations in the revised version of AHRI Guideline N, Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors.
Refrigerant provides low-GWP solution for new and retrofit chiller applications
June 21, 2016
The Chemours Co. announced that its Opteon™ XP30 refrigerant has received Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) listing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and retrofit chiller applications.
AHRI, ASHRAE, US DOE partnership devotes $5.2 million to broaden knowledge
June 20, 2016
The research program is part of an ongoing global effort to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify appropriate climate-friendly alternatives. The DOE will contribute $3 million; ASHRAE, $1.2 million; and AHRI, $1 million.
TdX 20 is a multi-phase, zeotrope refrigerant blend
June 13, 2016
Refrigerant manufacturer Bluon Energy announced that its TdX 20 refrigerant was given the preliminary ASHRAE number of R-458A with an A1 safety rating. The final approval and assignment of the ASHRAE classification is anticipated by the end of June 2016.
Will facilitate and accelerate the safe use of these refrigerants
June 9, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), ASHRAE, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are collaborating to fund research that will establish a more robust fact base about the properties and use of flammable refrigerants.
Will enable company to provide an end-to-end supply and reclamation service to its customers
June 6, 2016
A-Gas International, through its A-Gas Americas business, has completed the acquisition of Rapid Recovery. Headquartered in Phoenix, Rapid Recovery operates across the U.S. from 40 branch locations providing a full suite of on-site recovery and cylinder services to the refrigeration and HVAC sectors.
The divisiveness of the presidential campaign on top of what was already a difficult political climate in Washington means pushing through any kind of legislation this year will be highly unlikely, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the trends aren’t moving in the right direction for ammonia and other natural refrigerants.