U.S. International Trade Commission’s final ruling paves way for Commerce Department action
August 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends from China, but no antidumping order will be issued on imports of HFC components from China.
Contract is for the management and supply of refrigerants, compressed gases, cylinders, and related items
July 28, 2016
Hudson Technologies Inc. announced that it has been awarded, as prime contractor, a five-year contract including a five-year renewal option, by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency with an estimated maximum value over the term of the agreement of $400 million in sales to the Department of Defense (DoD).
Includes recommended practices for flammable refrigerant containers
July 14, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has published updates to AHRI Guideline Q, Content Recovery and Proper Recycling of Refrigerant Cylinders, which now includes best practices for end-of-life recycling of flammable refrigerant containers.
International Trade Commission scheduled to make its final injury determination on Aug. 1
July 11, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced an affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends and components from the People’s Republic of China.
Existing individually assigned container paint colors should be transitioned by 2020
July 11, 2016
More than half of respondents to an AHRI survey of refrigerant handlers found that container colors had caused confusion. This confusion was likely to increase as new refrigerants are added to the market.
As hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), hydrocarbons (HCs), and natural refrigerants are set to replace HFCs, their often-overlooked partners — lubricants — are rarely mentioned. As the industry prepares to adhere to mandated refrigerant transitions, a common question is: “Can I use my old lubricants with new refrigerants?”
Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a replaced chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-12. Now, 134a is on its way out, too. The July 2, 2015, ruling from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set forth the time frames for the phasedown of certain HFC refrigerants in specific applications.
At a recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) meeting, Mark S. Dreux, a partner and head of the OSHA group at the Washington, District of Columbia, law firm Arent Fox LLP, gave a presentation on how facility personnel can manage the biggest challenges associated with an OSHA inspection.