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The Refrigerant Shuffle

More Options Trying to Find a Place
By Peter Powell
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High-global warming potential (GWP) gases, including a number of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), have come under attack from environmentalists for being part of the climate change issue.


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July 4, 2014: Almcoe Refrigeration Adopts EOS Refrigerant Asset System

First Commercial Refrigeration Contractor to Use System to Maximize Lifetime Value of Refrigerants
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EOS Climate, a leader in life cycle management of refrigerants, announced that Almcoe Refrigeration is the first commercial refrigeration contractor to adopt its Refrigerant Asset System™ (RAS), which is designed to maximize the value of refrigerant assets, from initial purchase to end of life.


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DOC Considers R-134a Sanctions

Actions Aim to 'Level the Playing Field' for Some Imported Refrigerants
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The idea, according to a number of persons within the U.S. refrigerant industry, is to level the playing field for imported refrigerants that some feel are being unfairly subsidized by the Chinese government.


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The EPA and HFCs

Pending Actions Bypass Global Consensus
By Peter Powell
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The industry should start getting comfortable with HCs, CO2, HFOs, and A2L refrigerants, just like a previous generation got used to those newfangled chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).


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Carrier Limiting Refrigerant Emissions

Program Prevents 111,000 Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2 Years
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Two years after Carrier entered into an agreement with EOS Climate Inc. to ensure responsible end-of-life management of used refrigerants, the program has prevented 111,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing 23,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.


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Compressor Manufacturers Leaping Government, Refrigerant Hurdles

Companies Working to Overcome Global Compressor Challenges
By Matt Bishop
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When it comes to things like refrigerants and regulations, challenges remain for compressor manufacturers.


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HVACR Industry Adapting to POE Oils

Oil Has Favorable Impact on Compressor Performance
By Matt Bishop
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POE oil has added benefits, but it's also necessitated some changes in the HVAC industry, as it needs to be handled much differently than mineral oil.
 


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Countdown Begins for HFC Phase Down

Move Away from Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants Guided Globally, Domestically
By Robert Wilkins
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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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The ‘R’ is for Refrigerants, Refrigeration

RSES Conference gets Service Techs up to Speed
By Peter Powell
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The ‘R’ in Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) got its due at the 76th RSES Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo in Pittsburgh, Pa. Topics ranged from the latest trends in refrigerants to the servicing of equipment, from basic components to complex systems using such refrigerants.


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Diversified Pure Chem: Refrigerant Processing

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Using proprietary technology and equipment, Diversified Pure Chem processes substantial volumes of refrigerant and achieves purity levels above 99.9 percent. In fact, some of the world’s best-known companies rely on the company to meet their stringent purity requirements.


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Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Low-Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (Low-GWP AREP) Conference

1/16/14
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York

Join AHRI in New York City before the ASHRAE Winter Conference to learn about the results of the AHRI Low-Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (Low-GWP AREP).

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11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants (GL2014): Natural Refrigerants and Environmental Protection

8/31/14
Hangzhou
China

Join world leaders in the field to discuss the latest research results and advances related to the use of natural refrigerants in different types of systems and application areas at the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) conference.

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NEWSMakers: Joseph Groh

Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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Prohibiting HFCs

EPA is proposing a rule that would prohibit some HFCs in select refrigeration applications. Do you agree with this move?
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