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India Blocks HFC Phasedown; Spain Approves F-Gas Tax

India has continued to block the move for a global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology.


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Poisoning in Spotlight During Awareness Week

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week Aims to Curb Refrigerant Huffing

As an HVACR contractor, you may be the first to spot signs of abuse, and your awareness may save a life. 


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Keeping R-22 Units Running on HFCs

Retrofit Procedures Can Extend Life of Equipment

Retrofitting HFC refrigerants into systems designed for HCFC-22 is gaining attention especially in refrigeration because that sector moved especially fast to R-22 when CFCs faced phaseout. This article from Honeywell is a detailed look at retrofit procedures.


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Refrigerants, Refrigeration Publications Focus on Safety

ASHRAE 2013 Editions Incorporate New Addenda

The 2013 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards, incorporating 41 new addenda, have been published.


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Countdown Begins for HFC Phase Down

Move Away from Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants Guided Globally, Domestically

Many advocates and policy makers are taking action now to find and use refrigerants with much lower GWPs than HFCs to anticipate the phase down and avoid what could be a costly double transition. 


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Ice Breaker: How to Size Replacement Cap Tubes

Replacing Because of Restrictions

One field problem frequently encountered with this type of metering device is that it can become plugged with system debris, causing a restriction. When this happens, the cap tube will typically need to be replaced.


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Refrigerants Take to the Floor

AHR Expo Abuzz With HCFC, HFC, and CO2 Talk

Refrigerants are all the talk these days in refrigeration. That was evident at the 66th International AHR Expo in New York City.


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DuPont Snags Refrigerant Counterfeiter

T.A. Fresco Reprimanded for Selling Counterfeit Illegal DuPont Suva 134a

DuPont Refrigerants announced a successful settlement with T.A. Fresco regarding a case involving the packaging and sale of counterfeit illegal DuPont Suva 134a.


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Feb. 27, 2014: DuPont Settles Counterfeit Refrigerants Case in Philippines

Illegal Ozone-Depleting Substances Found in Counterfeit Investigation

DuPont Refrigerants has announced a successful settlement with T.A. Fresco, a company in the Philippines, in a case involving the packaging and sale of counterfeit illegal DuPont™ Suva® 134a refrigerant.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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