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Manufacturers Report on Refrigeration Developments

A couple of manufacturers in the refrigeration sector — Mainstream Engineering and ICOR — are making announcements of developments in that sector.


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FMI Connect Showcases New Refrigerants

Cooling, Freezing Technology Takes Focus

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Connect event showcased some of the newest products that those who work in the food sector will more than likely see on a future install or service call.


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China Reveals Energy Plan Slashing HFC Use

Government Intends to Accelerate the Destruction of HFCs and Pursue Alternatives

China has said it will drastically cut HFC emissions by 280 million tonnes of CO2 — similar to the annual carbon footprint of Spain.


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July 1, 2014: EPA Proposes Approval of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Select HVACR Applications

This Proposed Action Would Expand the List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes

In support of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program is proposing the addition of hydrocarbon refrigerants for several select HVACR applications.


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Airedale Chiller with Low-GWP HFO Refrigerant to Cool New John Lewis Store

R-1234ze Has a Global Warming Potential Lower Than One, Better Than CO2

The first UK-manufactured chiller incorporating the low global warming potential (GWP) HFO refrigerant R-1234ze is now cooling shoppers visiting the new £15 million John Lewis department store that opened in York.


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The Business of Refrigeration Is Global in Nature

Refrigerants, Carbon Credits, GreenChill Draw Interest

Beyond making refrigeration equipment and refrigerant gases, manufacturers of such products are also involved in developments within the industry that show global sweep. Here are several recent announcements involving manufacturers familiar to contractors and service technicians.


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Feb. 19, 2014: EPA Proposes Transition Plan to Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants

EPA Announced It Is Planning Two Separate Proposed Rulemakings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting to inform stakeholders of its proposed plan for a transition to “climate-friendly alternatives” to replace high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. 


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Oct. 14, 2013: Commercial Refrigeration Industry Is in the Midst of a Shift

Symposium Notes Increased Regulatory Pressure, Increasing Energy Costs Are Leading to Change
Danfoss hosted its 20th EnVisioneeringSM Symposium, “The Climate and Energy Nexus in Commercial Refrigeration.” Participants included commercial refrigeration OEMs, supermarket chains, contractors, and more who addressed important issues on the refrigeration and refrigerants agenda.


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Letters From Our Readers: July 29, 2013

Gordon McKinney, vice president and COO at ICOR Intl. Inc., writes about the dangers of mixing alternative refrigerants with R-22.
 


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July 26, 2013: Conference to Present Low-GWP Refrigerant Research Results

Purpose of Research Is to Identify and Evaluate Promising Alternative Refrigerants
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it will host a conference on the AHRI Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) on Jan. 16, 2014, in New York City.


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AHRI 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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NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

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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