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EPA Cautions Against Using Propane-based Refrigerants

FBI Joins EPA in Issuing Warnings About Unapproved Refrigerants
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The EPA says a number of unapproved refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons such as propane. 


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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
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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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New Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Manual Available

Technicians Will Begin Seeing Systems Using These Refrigerants in the Field
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A new training manual from the ESCO Institute, “Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: A Study Guide for Service Technicians,” looks at hydrocarbon refrigerants, which have recently started gaining momentum in the U.S.


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Sept. 10, 2013: New Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Manual Available

ESCO Institute Says Only a Matter of Time Before Techs Begin Seeing Hydrocarbon Systems in the Field
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A new training manual available from the ESCO Institute, “Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: A Study Guide for Service Technicians,” looks at hydrocarbon refrigerants, which have recently started gaining momentum in the United States market.


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Aug. 8, 2013: First U.S. Supermarket Using Propane Refrigerant Launched

Tecumseh Supports Hussmann in R-290 Application
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Tecumseh Products Co. announced that it worked closely with Hussmann Corp. to launch the first United States-based grocery store using propane (R-290) refrigerant. The newly opened Austin, Texas supermarket built by H-E-B Grocery uses self-contained refrigerated display cases with hydrocarbon refrigerant R-290.


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A Natural Shift to HCs

Global Acceptance of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants is on the Rise
By Peter Powell
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The attention being paid to so-called natural refrigerants is showing a shift toward hydrocarbon refrigerants, even as CO2 gains a stronger foothold and ammonia maintains a high profile. But, whether or not there will be a dominant natural choice remains unclear even in Europe, much less North America.


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Seeking to Smooth Out Natural Refrigerants’ Rocky Road

IIAR Conference Addresses Path to Natural Refrigerants
By Peter Powell
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The road to natural refrigerants is a rocky one. There is much talk, but not a lot of action. However, this sector is certainly expanding. 


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April 29, 2013: EPA Proposes to Exempt Venting of Three Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to exempt three hydrocarbon refrigerants from the venting, release, and disposal prohibitions of Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.


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There’s Reason to Fuss About Hydrocarbons’ Flammability

By Peter Powell
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A reader raised concerns over a refrigerant product on the shelf of a farm supply store. The product had as its sales pitch, “Why switch from the traditional R-22 refrigerants,” and it was noted on the label that the package contained the equivalent of 30 pounds of HCFC-22.


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Ice Breaker: Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

By Joe Marchese
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Gone are the days of the three basic refrigerants: R-12, R-22, and R-502. Today’s technicians need to be well-educated on all of the refrigerants they encounter.


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