Illegal Ozone-Depleting Substances Found in Counterfeit Investigation
February 27, 2014
DuPont Refrigerants has announced a successful settlement with T.A. Fresco, a company in the Philippines, in a case involving the packaging and sale of counterfeit illegal DuPont™ Suva® 134a refrigerant.
Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration. Follett 7 Series ice-only dispensers are now Energy Star-qualified. DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers.
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.
One issue concerning counterfeit refrigerants is the possibility of contamination in such systems. A major report on this has been published by the AHRI under the title: “Reports of R-134a Contaminated with R-40 and Other Refrigerants.”