Refrigerants & Reclaim

Aug. 19, 2014: Emerson to Address EPA Proposed Rule Banning HFCs in Some Refrigeration Applications

Company Says Rule Would Have Significant Impact on Equipment Used for Retail Food Refrigeration

Emerson Climate Technologies announced that it is preparing an industry communication to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) that would delist some refrigerants commonly used in supermarkets and commercial refrigeration equipment.


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Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act

Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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Exhibitors Guide to Refrigeration Directions

‘Heavy Equipment’ Show Has Range of Products

Here, manufacturers of large machinery bring some of their latest developments, along with the range of products and services on display every year.


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EPA Cautions Against Using Propane-based Refrigerants

FBI Joins EPA in Issuing Warnings About Unapproved Refrigerants

The EPA says a number of unapproved refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons such as propane. 


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The Professor: Defining the Impact of Frosted Compressor Head

What Frost on a Compressor Head Is — and What it Isn’t

All frost means is the suction line or compressor is below freezing, and the moisture in the air has reached its dew point temperature and condensed. 


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Ice Breaker: What Is a Ton of Refrigeration?

Dealing With Btu and System Capacity

A ton of refrigeration can be defined as the amount of heat removal to produce one ton of ice at 32° from one ton of water at 32°. But what else does it mean?


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CO2 Refrigerant Growth Continues Globally

Number of CO2 Applications Growing in Domestic Settings, Too

CO2 as a refrigerant has been a part of the refrigeration landscape for close to a decade and continues to gain more and more attention in the states in refrigeration applications. Most recently, CO2 was showcased as a hot topic at the Food Marketing Institute Expo in Chicago.


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EPA Announces Refrigerant Action

Proposed Action Would Expand List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes

This is the agency’s first action that addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan.


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Crossword Clues

The Answer Has Meaning to HVACR

The answer to the crossword puzzle I was working on was an old friend of ours in the HVACR Industry: EPA as in Environmental Protection Agency.


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July 23, 2014: EPA Warns Against Charging A/C Units with Propane-Based Refrigerants

Using Such Refrigerants in an Existing Air Conditioner Poses Risk of Fire or Explosion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a warning to consumers, contractors, and technicians about the safety hazards related to charging existing home and motor vehicle air conditioning systems with propane-based refrigerants. 


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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