Production is expected to begin by the end of 2016
May 2, 2016
Honeywell has entered into a supply agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice® yf (HFO-1234yf), further extending its global supply base for this low-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant.
Alternative to R-134a provides 56 percent lower GWP and comparable performance
January 27, 2016
Johnson Controls announced it is enhancing its HFC product lines to be fully compatible with the non-flammable, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A) manufactured by The Chemours Co. York centrifugal and screw chillers ranging from 125 to 6,000 tons (440 to 21,100 kW) are compatible with R-513A.
ComStar International is introducing two new refrigerants. RS-44B (R-453A) is a low-global warming potential (GWP), energy-saving HFC refrigerant that replaces R-22 in a/c and refrigeration applications without an oil or component change.
Bitzer has announced it has modified all models of its two-stage reciprocating compressors to enable them to run with R-448A and R-449A refrigerant. The refrigerants have global warming potentials (GWPs) of 1,386 and 1,397 respectively.
Replacement for high GWP refrigerants in supermarket applications
November 2, 2015
Honeywell’s Solstice®N40 (R-448A) refrigerant for supermarket refrigeration has been named a finalist for the R&D 100 Awards. The R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D Magazine, honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.
Industry spent more than $255 million in 2015 toward its 10-year, $5 billion pledge
October 15, 2015
At a White House Industry Leader Roundtable today, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) provided a progress report on its 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion in research over the next 10 years for new refrigerants and HVACR equipment to support energy efficiency.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final rule, announced July 2 and published in the Federal Register on July 20 (Federal Register Vol. 80 No. 138, July 20, 2015, 42870-42959), will — among other things — change the listing for certain refrigerants used for retail food refrigeration.
Company cites desire to encourage development of sustainable technologies
October 5, 2015
Daikin Industries Ltd. has announced that it is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents to encourage the development and commercialization of air conditioning, cooling, and heat pump equipment that uses HFC-32 as a single-component refrigerant.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced it will present test results of the second phase of its Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) during a one-day conference on Jan. 21, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, the day before the start of the ASHRAE Winter Conference.