Refrigerants & Reclaim

Project Files: Norwegian Supermarket Goes Green

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The goal of the project was to provide energy-efficient HVAC solutions that reduce the client’s energy costs while providing flexible cooling/heating options to a multi-tenant/multiuse facility.


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The Professor: Troubleshooting Using Compressor Discharge Temp

Checking Over an Often Overlooked Aspect of Servicing
By John Tomczyk
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The compressor’s discharge line temperature is important because it is an indication of the amount of heat absorbed in the evaporator and suction line and any heat of compression generated by the compression process.


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Ice Breaker: Brazing and Soldering Procedures Need Care

Tips for Working Safely with Torches
By Joe Marchese
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Refrigeration technicians need to use extreme care when working with torches during the brazing and soldering process. The flames of a torch can easily reach 3,000°F. At this temperature, serious damage can be the result of misuse and carelessness.


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DOC Considers R-134a Sanctions

Actions Aim to 'Level the Playing Field' for Some Imported Refrigerants
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The idea, according to a number of persons within the U.S. refrigerant industry, is to level the playing field for imported refrigerants that some feel are being unfairly subsidized by the Chinese government.


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Efficiency, Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Examine New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
By Peter Powell
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When hundreds of ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow. Such was the case at the most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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New Era Group Files Appeal

Group Challenges EPA's Production, Importation of HCFC-22
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The appeal challenges a ruling that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant. 


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
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In a written statement, New Era said it wants a satisfactory response from the EPA by early June or litigation will be initiated.


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IOR Conference Examines the State of Refrigerants

Programs Established to Reinforce Importance of Leakage and System Performance
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The IOR chose the subject of refrigerant containment for the re-launch of its annual conference, enabling it to assess progress and examine technology. 


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Safety, Security Top 2014 IIAR Conference

Industry Experts, Former Astronaut, Homeland Security Official Offer Comments
By Peter Powell
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The IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show featured messages from industry experts, a former astronaut, and an official with the Department of Homeland Security.


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Alliance Supports Inclusion of HFCs in Montreal Protocol

Organization Also Names Board of Directors
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The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has offered its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to include HFCs as part of it.


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