Refrigerants & Reclaim

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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July 18, 2014: EPA Proposes to Prohibit HFCs in Some Refrigeration Applications

Proposal Includes Retail Food Refrigeration and Vending Machines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing a rule that would prohibit the use of certain HFC refrigerants that have high global warming potential in select refrigeration applications.


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Danfoss Releases Position Paper on F-gas Regulation

Paper Outlines Milestones, Legislation around Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons

The paper outlines the key milestones and legislation around the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which can carry high global warming potential (GWP), and the development of alternatives to HFCs.


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Tomorrow’s Technology in Use Today

A Sampling of Real-Life Refrigerant Applications

Some forward-thinking businesses are employing tomorrow's refrigeration technology today. Here are a few examples.


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Blended Beverage Equipment Does It All

Ice Making Just One Piece of this Technology’s Puzzle

Technicians need to to be aware that ice machine servicing expertise might be just one small part of the technology they could encounter on a single piece of refrigerated equipment. 


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NRA Highlights Refrigerant Technologies

Latest Refrigeration Equipment Trends Shine with New Technologies

Some of the newest electronic technologies were on display at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.


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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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