Articles by Peter Powell

EPA Proposes Final R-22 Phaseout Timeline

Target of 2020 Could Get Moved Up to 2018

The proposal picks up on a previous timeline in production that allowed 62.8 million pounds of new R-22 in 2013 and 51 million pounds in 2014.


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Government Considering Sanctions Against Chinese Refrigerants

U.S. ITC Votes to Move Forward on Illegal HFC-134a Imports

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 6-0 on Dec. 13 to move forward against China regarding possible illegal hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a coming into the U.S.


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Sassano Fights to Nullify Illegal Refrigerants

DuPont Manager Involved in Dual Effort to Counteract Counterfeits

Sassano’s leadership and dedication toward curbing illegal imports and counterfeit gases makes her one of The NEWS’ 2013 NEWSmakers.


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Joe Marchese Elected RSES President

RSES Discusses Training, Honors Members at Conference

Marchese, who serves as a monthly columnist in The NEWS’ Refrigeration Zone section, was elected during the 76th annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo this past October.


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Consequences of Counterfeit Refrigerants

Contractors Continue to Play Important Role in Curbing Illegal Refrigerants

Counterfeit and illegally imported refrigerants have existed under the surface of the HVACR industry for years. With hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 increasing in price due to a government phase down, more and more fly-by-nighters are working to get their hands on the product any way they can.


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Refrigerants by the Dozens

Growing List of HVACR Gases Will Eventually Sort Itself Out

As HCFC-22 is phased out and alternative refrigerants enter the market, contractor attention and manufacturer intent will steer the market toward the best remaining refrigerant options. 


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EPA Backs Obama Climate Action Plan

Videos Focus on Environmental Issues
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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Display Cases Wide Open No Longer

Refrigerated Cases with Doors Are What Customers Want, Consultant Said
For five months in 2013, The NEWS’ FROSTlines eNewsletter ran a series on retrofitting open display cases with doors in supermarkets. It proved to be prophetic because shortly after the series ended, closed-door display cases became a hot topic at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Design Conference.


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Regulatory Challenges Discussed at Symposium

Refrigeration Technology, Regulations Headline Latest Meeting

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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Refrigeration Technology Considered at EnVisioneering Symposium

Event Also Looks at Regulatory Challenges
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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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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