Refrigerants & Reclaim

EPA Backs Obama Climate Action Plan

Videos Focus on Environmental Issues
December 9, 2013
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan announced during the summer included a specific reference to global warming potential (GWP) issues related to a number of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants commonly used by contractors in the HVACR industry.


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Honeywell Gains Nod from EPA for HFO

Refrigerant Aims for Centrifugal Chiller Market
December 9, 2013
Honeywell has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added HFO-1233zd (also known as Solstice™ zd) refrigerant to the list of materials exempted from volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations.


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Distributor Info Adds to HVACR Equation

Unitary, Mid-Year Reports Showcase Equipment Trends
December 2, 2013

The “HARDI Unitary HVAC Market Share Report” provides market share data and analysis detailing unitary sales based on product efficiency for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment, as well as furnaces and boilers. 


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The Professor: TXV Dos and Don’ts

The Externally Equalized Thermostatic Expansion Valve
December 2, 2013

The thermostatic expansion valve (TXV or TEV) is a metering device located between the liquid line and the evaporator. 


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Regulatory Challenges Discussed at Symposium

Refrigeration Technology, Regulations Headline Latest Meeting
December 2, 2013

Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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DuPont Completes Enforcement Action

Chinese Company Caught Using Counterfeit Refrigerant Cylinders
December 2, 2013

DuPont Refrigerants completed an enforcement action involving counterfeit refrigerants, resulting in the seizure of cylinders and packing in Hangzhou, China.


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Nov. 27, 2013: New System Manages Life Cycle of Refrigerants as Assets

Helps Provide Businesses with Supply Chain Transparency and Monetization
November 27, 2013
EOS Climate has announced the launch of its Refrigerant Asset System™ (RAS), a cross-sector business model that focuses on refrigerants as assets. Refrigerants have traditionally been treated as consumables in a linear model, in that they are produced, used, and replaced on an ongoing basis.


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Nov. 26, 2013: US Eyeing R-134a Imports from China

Department of Commerce Asked to Impose Sanctions on Imports of the Refrigerant
November 26, 2013
The latest skirmish concerning possible illegal refrigerants coming into the United States involves HFC-134a from China. A petition has been filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce in which Louisiana-based Mexichem Fluor has asked the government to impose sanctions on the imports.


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Refrigeration Technology Considered at EnVisioneering Symposium

Event Also Looks at Regulatory Challenges
November 18, 2013
Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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The Professor: Refrigerant Undercharge

Dealing With R-134a Shortfall in a System
November 4, 2013

John Tomczyk, Professor of HVACR at Ferris State University and co-author of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, discusses refrigerant undercharge.


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