Refrigerants & Reclaim

Feb. 21, 2014: Alliance Petitions EPA for Tighter Restrictions on HFCs

Measure Should Promote Refrigerant Recycling, Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to include HFCs under the provisions of Title VI, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act intended to reduce refrigerant gas emissions.


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Feb. 17, 2014: ASHRAE Publishes New Editions of Refrigerant Safety Standards

Standard 15 and Standard 34 Are Available as a Set
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ASHRAE has announced that the 2013 editions of its refrigerant safety standards, incorporating 41 new addenda, have been published.


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The Latest in Ice Dispensers and Refrigerant Canisters

Refrigeration Makes Technology Advances
By Peter Powell
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Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration. Follett 7 Series ice-only dispensers are now Energy Star-qualified. DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers.


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Lawson Wins Award for CO2 Refrigeration Use

C-Store Chain Lowers Total Energy Consumption by 11 Percent
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As the industry continues to deal with f-gas issues, recognition continues to come to refrigeration systems using CO2 as a refrigerant.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary
By Peter Powell
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As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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Ice Breaker: Evap. Pressure Regulators

A Look at Familiar Refrigerant Flow Control Device
By Joe Marchese
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Joe Marchese explains the refrigerant flow control device, which prevents the refrigerant pressure in an evaporator from operating below a minimum value, and discusses how to select the right one for the job. 


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More Refrigerants, More Ways to Use Them

Supermarket Sector Still Trying to Track Trends
By Peter Powell
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For new installations, so-called natural refrigerants are Topic No. 1 as the sector wants to get an edge on any possible phase down in production of HFCs.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions
By Peter Powell
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In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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Report Updates the ‘Natural’ Refrigerants Fiscal Situation in Europe

The Focal Point Is on HFCs
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As consensus builds for a European agreement on regulating emissions of f-gases, Shecco has launched its newest publication, the “GUIDE+: HFC Taxes & Fiscal Incentives for Natural Refrigerants in Europe.” 


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Jan. 21, 2014: AHRI Launches Second Phase of Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program

Organization Seeks Refrigerant Research Participants
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it will launch a second phase of the Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP).


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