The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced a final settlement with Millard Refrigerated Services that resolves alleged violations related to an airborne release of ammonia from Millard’s Theodore, Alabama, facility in 2010.
The world is moving toward natural refrigerants. That was the message from the leadership of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) at the 2015 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Exhibition in San Diego.
Despite Increase, Emissions Down 9 Percent Since 2005
June 1, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 20th Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks shows a 2 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels, but a 9 percent drop in emissions since 2005.
Recycling Called ‘Simplest, Most Cost-Effective’ Step
June 1, 2015
If 30 percent of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants currently in use are reclaimed for reuse by 2040, approximately 18 billion metric tons carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent would be prevented from reaching the atmosphere over the next 25 years, according to a white paper released by EOS Climate.
Thinking back on my attempt as a young man to charge my car’s air conditioner, I was stunned to see a commercial on TV the other day for A/C PRO, a do-it-yourself a/c recharge kit for cars and trucks. I went to the website and, sure enough, they’re selling recharging canisters of R-134a for do-it-yourselfers.
Color Scheme Examined as More Refrigerants Enter Market
May 25, 2015
The Chemicals and Refrigerant Reclaimers Product Section of AHRI is conducting a survey to determine the needs of the market regarding refrigerant labeling and the current color scheme for refrigerant containers as more refrigerants are approved for use.
In March, the EPA approved several low-GWP hydrocarbon refrigerants for use in refrigeration and air conditioning applications, subject to use conditions. The approval drew a mixture of reactions ranging from support to concern.