Refrigerants & Reclaim

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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Sept. 10, 2013: New Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Manual Available

ESCO Institute Says Only a Matter of Time Before Techs Begin Seeing Hydrocarbon Systems in the Field
September 10, 2013
A new training manual available from the ESCO Institute, “Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: A Study Guide for Service Technicians,” looks at hydrocarbon refrigerants, which have recently started gaining momentum in the United States market.


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Propane, Ammonia, and CO2 Are Natural Choices for Supermarkets

New Technologies Guide Shift from F-Gases
September 9, 2013

On the horizon are the so-called natural refrigerants. Measurements in real-world applications are continually pouring in, offering more evidence of the potential impact — or lack thereof — that these so-called natural refrigerants possess.


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Supermarket Talk Turns Natural

New Technology Could Make Refrigeration ‘Sexy’
September 9, 2013

In supermarket refrigeration, much of the refrigerant talk is on the so-called ‘naturals.’ And among the naturals, one of the most talked about is R-744 (CO2). 


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ACCA Publishes ComforTool

Latest Edition Explains New Codes that Aim to Prevent Refrigerant Huffing
September 9, 2013

The newest edition, “Locking Caps Guard Against Huffing,” explains why new codes require locking caps on outdoor air conditioners and heat pumps.


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The Professor: An Overcharge of Refrigerant

Knowing Symptoms Can Lead to Solutions
September 2, 2013
It is the system check sheet that will tell the service technician whether a system is overcharged or not. Service technicians must install pressure gauges and thermistors — or some other sort of temperature-sensing devices — in order to systematically troubleshoot a refrigeration system correctly.


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Sustainable Refrigeration is Only ‘Natural’

New Refrigerants Still Need Careful Control, Simplicity
September 2, 2013
The purpose of the Atmosphere America event in Washington, D.C., this past summer was to present a business case for the so-called natural refrigerants.


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Consumer Media Spreading the Word on Industry Concerns

TV Station Airs Story on R-22 Phaseout
August 19, 2013
We should always be happy when the media outside our industry draws attention to the challenges faced by HVACR contractors.


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