Refrigerants & Reclaim

Refrigerants Gain Job Site Attention

Operations Produce Efficiency Data
August 5, 2013

So what can you do with natural refrigerants and where can you do it? That formed the basis of case studies presented at the second Atmosphere America Natural Refrigerants Conference in Washington, D.C.


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Obama’s Climate Action Plan Targets HFC Reduction

International and Domestic Initiatives Push Phase Down, Reduced Use
July 29, 2013

President Barack Obama’s recently announced Climate Action Plan specifically references the future of the familiar HFC refrigerants all HVACR contractors work with on a daily basis.


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AHRI Hosts Low-GWP AREP Conference

Program Will Evaluate Promising Alternative Refrigerants for Major Product Categories
July 29, 2013

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced it will host a conference on the AHRI Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) on Jan. 16, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.


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July 26, 2013: ACCA Publishes New ComforTool on Locking Cap Requirements

Homeowners May Not Be Aware That Huffing Is an Issue
July 26, 2013
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has published its latest ComforTool for ACCA members, “Locking Caps Guard Against Huffing,” to help explain to customers why new codes require locking caps on outdoor air conditioners and heat pumps.


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July 26, 2013: Conference to Present Low-GWP Refrigerant Research Results

Purpose of Research Is to Identify and Evaluate Promising Alternative Refrigerants
July 26, 2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it will host a conference on the AHRI Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) on Jan. 16, 2014, in New York City.


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Papers Ponder Ammonia, Heat Transfer

Ongoing Developments Regarding Natural Refrigerants and Continued Commitment to Refrigeration Basics
July 15, 2013

Making ammonia work in traditional HFC territory, trying transcritical CO2 systems in ice rinks, and examining ways to apply refrigeration principles to heat transfer rates were just three topics of 13 papers (five in Spanish) presented at the most recent Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Expo.


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EPA Warns of Unapproved Refrigerants

Refrigerants Pose Potential Fire Hazard for Homeowners, Technicians
July 15, 2013

The EPA is currently investigating instances where propane has been marketed and used as a substitute for HCFC-22 (R-22), a widely used refrigerant in home air conditioning systems.


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FMI’s Energy Conference Addresses Energy Efficiency, Refrigerants

Refrigeration Technology Highlighted
July 15, 2013
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Energy and Store Development Conference will be held Sept. 8-10 at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore. Highlighted educational sessions include Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today, Supermarket Energy Reduction Plans, and more.


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Mixing R-22 with Other Refrigerants Can Create a Mess

New Refrigerants Require Careful Use
July 15, 2013
The dramatic market shift away from HCFC-22 has given rise to a number of new refrigerant options for distributors to sell and technicians to use. The fastest-growing and most-troubling concern being reported today is the practice of mixing alternative refrigerants with R-22.


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Alliance Notes F-Gas Economic Impact

Fluorocarbon Industry Yields Goods and Services in Billions of Dollars
July 15, 2013
The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (Alliance), an industry coalition, has released a report detailing that the U.S. fluorocarbon industry’s total annual sale of goods and services amounts to $158 billion.


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