Refrigerants & Reclaim

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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HVACR Industry Wary of R-22 Surplus

R-22 Chugging Along Despite Phasedown
September 23, 2013

Current inventory of R-22 remains plentiful in the U.S., even as the industry heads toward a total phaseout of the popular refrigerant in 2020.


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ICOR Provides Information to the Industry Digitally

Superheat/Subcooling Calculator Goes Digital for Mobile
September 16, 2013
ICOR International has announced some new support services. One is a digital version of its NU-22B superheat/subcooling calculators in a mobile app. ICOR also announced a new and improved corporate website.


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The Bottom Line on Natural Refrigerants

Conference Presents Business Case for F-Gas Alternatives
September 16, 2013

A recent state-of-the-industry panel session focused on the cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency of natural refrigerants when compared to the much more common f-gases.


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