ASHRAE, with the consensus of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has designated Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant as an approved standard to refrigerant blends under Standard 34-2013. TdX 20 has been given the designation of R-458A.
Ultrasonic sensor measures and documents refrigerant-to-oil ratio
February 1, 2016
SensoTech’s LiquiSonic® analyzer allows for precision measurement of oil concentration in refrigerant to ensure the optimum ratio of oil and refrigerant. According to SensoTech, the LiquiSonic sensors use ultrasonic technology to continuously and directly measure the oil concentration.
The revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard now incorporates portions of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which, according to OSHA, will benefit workers at more than 5 million workplaces in the U.S. by reducing confusion about chemical hazards, facilitating safety training, and improving knowledge of the hazards, especially for low-literacy workers.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) recently published its latest ComforTool. The latest series installment, “Why is the Price of R-22 Refrigerant So High?” explains why the price of the R-22 refrigerant recently increased and what may happen in the future.
It did not take long for the HVACR industry to respond to reports from overseas about rogue refrigerants used in hundreds of transport HFC-134a refrigeration systems, which allegedly were responsible for a number of explosions and at least three deaths.
The Pro-Set® MT69 Molecular Transformator™ dramatically improves the speed and high-temperature performance of refrigerant recovery machines. It is designed for use with all refrigerants. Its maximum effective heat sink temperature is 100°F.
Refrigerant manufacturer DuPont Refrigerants warned about counterfeit refrigerants in a statement issued to coincide with the 2012 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition.
Now that the industry is all confused about HCFC refrigerants, it might be time to pay a bit more attention to another refrigerant that has been around a long time, doesn’t cost all that much, and has a solid track record.