The recent refrigerant delistings made under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program have made some customers — especially in the supermarket refrigeration sector — skittish about making a major investment in new refrigeration equipment.
The changes would affect residential and commercial HVACR contractors
October 20, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a pre-publication version of a proposal to expand and amend the National Recycling and Emission Reduction Program, also known as the Section 608 program, which governs the handling, use, and sale of ozone depleting (ODS) compounds used as refrigerants.
HVACR industry leaders and White House officials gathered today at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, District of Columbia, to reaffirm their 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion over 10 years in the research, development, and commercialization of low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants.
Industry spent more than $255 million in 2015 toward its 10-year, $5 billion pledge
October 15, 2015
At a White House Industry Leader Roundtable today, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) provided a progress report on its 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion in research over the next 10 years for new refrigerants and HVACR equipment to support energy efficiency.
Award goes to manufacturer installing advanced refrigeration systems in the most GreenChill certified stores
October 8, 2015
Hillphoenix announced it has received a 2014-2015 Achievement Award - Store Certification Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership program. It’s the company’s fifth GreenChill award since the program launched in 2007.
The rapidly growing frozen foods industry is expected to fuel the commercial refrigeration market
October 8, 2015
The global commercial refrigeration equipment market is expected to reach $46.4 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising disposable income and increasing industrialization and other demographic shifts have resulted in considerable changes in food consumption over the past few years.
System design, performance, and service conditions must be evaluated when retrofitting with a zeotropic or near-azeotropic refrigerant blend. Always follow the refrigerant manufacturer’s retrofit guidelines before retrofitting with any refrigerant, or system performance could be affected and/or injury may occur.
There is a vast selection of refrigerants, and sometimes a technician has a choice in selecting a refrigerant for a particular system. Knowing some of the basic properties of refrigerants can assist a technician in making that selection.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final rule, announced July 2 and published in the Federal Register on July 20 (Federal Register Vol. 80 No. 138, July 20, 2015, 42870-42959), will — among other things — change the listing for certain refrigerants used for retail food refrigeration.