Refrigerants & Reclaim

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Adoption of F-gas Regulation Continues in European Union

This story was prepared by Danfoss and brings readers up to date on developments in Europe concerning HFC refrigerants. While what happens in Europe does not automatically reflect what will happen stateside, it would be wise for contractors in the United States and Canada to monitor developments overseas.


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Aug. 19, 2014: Emerson to Address EPA Proposed Rule Banning HFCs in Some Refrigeration Applications

Company Says Rule Would Have Significant Impact on Equipment Used for Retail Food Refrigeration

Emerson Climate Technologies announced that it is preparing an industry communication to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) that would delist some refrigerants commonly used in supermarkets and commercial refrigeration equipment.


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Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act

Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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Exhibitors Guide to Refrigeration Directions

‘Heavy Equipment’ Show Has Range of Products

Here, manufacturers of large machinery bring some of their latest developments, along with the range of products and services on display every year.


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EPA Cautions Against Using Propane-based Refrigerants

FBI Joins EPA in Issuing Warnings About Unapproved Refrigerants

The EPA says a number of unapproved refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons such as propane. 


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The Professor: Defining the Impact of Frosted Compressor Head

What Frost on a Compressor Head Is — and What it Isn’t

All frost means is the suction line or compressor is below freezing, and the moisture in the air has reached its dew point temperature and condensed. 


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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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Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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