Refrigerants & Reclaim

The Professor: Refrigerant Undercharge

Dealing With R-134a Shortfall in a System
November 4, 2013

John Tomczyk, Professor of HVACR at Ferris State University and co-author of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, discusses refrigerant undercharge.


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New Directions in Refrigeration

Cooling Uses Water, Magnetics, Stand-alone R-32
November 4, 2013

With all the talk in recent years, and even more so in recent months, regarding refrigerants like CO2 and hydrocarbons (HCs) making inroads in refrigeration equipment, the trends in the ‘R’ of HVACR are even more widespread. 


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Safeway Settles With US over Refrigerant Leaks

Safeway to Implement Corporate-Wide Plan to Reduce HCFC-22 Emissions
October 28, 2013

The settlement resolves allegations that Safeway violated the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) by failing to promptly repair leaks of HCFC-22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon used as a coolant in refrigerators, and failed to keep adequate records of the servicing of its refrigeration equipment.


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Detecting Costly Refrigerant Leaks

Balancing Environmental Responsibilities, Energy Savings, System Resiliency
October 21, 2013
Over the course of recent years, the HVACR industry has been focused and made strong progress on developing and advancing refrigeration equipment and systems responsible-use practices.


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Governmental Action on Refrigeration Safety, Regulations

Warehouses, Supermarkets Among Sites Being Watched
October 21, 2013
Refrigeration service technicians point out the need to keep up to date with what is happening elsewhere that could affect them. So, from time to time, we like to bring readers up to date on some news items related to refrigeration regulatory and safety issues.


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A ‘Natural’ Tilt by the EPA?

Where the Feds Seem to Stand on Certain Refrigerants
October 21, 2013
If you want to get some idea of where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is leaning when it comes to refrigerants, consider that EPA’s GreenChill program gave a “Best of the Best” award to a store using a transcritical CO2 system.


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Oct. 16, 2013: DuPont Reaches Settlement in Counterfeit Refrigerants Investigation in China

Seizure Resulted in Confiscation of 300 Units of Counterfeit DuPont Refrigerant
October 16, 2013
DuPont Refrigerants announced that it has completed an enforcement action involving counterfeit refrigerants which resulted in a seizure of cylinders and packaging in Hangzhou province, China.


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Oct. 14, 2013: Commercial Refrigeration Industry Is in the Midst of a Shift

Symposium Notes Increased Regulatory Pressure, Increasing Energy Costs Are Leading to Change
October 14, 2013
Danfoss hosted its 20th EnVisioneeringSM Symposium, “The Climate and Energy Nexus in Commercial Refrigeration.” Participants included commercial refrigeration OEMs, supermarket chains, contractors, and more who addressed important issues on the refrigeration and refrigerants agenda.


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Making a Case for New Refrigerants, Technology

Plants, Restaurants, Supermarkets Benefit from Latest Developments
October 7, 2013
There is so much talk these days about new refrigeration technologies and new refrigerants that it is sometimes difficult for contractors to sort out what’s theoretical and what’s actually up and running in the field. Here’s a snapshot of some of the latest refrigerants being utilized across various projects.


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JB Industries: Refrigerant Locking Cap

October 7, 2013

The Shield™ refrigerant locking cap has an inner and an outer cap, which are made from C360 alloy brass. The cap comes with a waterproof, color-coded, rubberized sleeve to protect the cap against outside elements as well as allow for easy identification of refrigerants.


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