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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry
By Kyle Gargaro
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HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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EPA Targets High-GWP Refrigerants in SNAP Proposal

R-134a, -404A, and -507 Face Proposed Use Restrictions in 2016
By Peter Powell
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The rule deems certain HFC refrigerants unacceptable in specific applications on or after Jan. 1, 2016. 


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Manufacturers Explain Refrigerant Directions

Brochures, Case Studies, Define Refrigerant Technologies, Applications
By Peter Powell
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Commercial refrigeration systems, whether utilized in supermarkets or restaurants, seem to be constantly changing. 


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FMI Connect Showcases New Refrigerants

Cooling, Freezing Technology Takes Focus
By Peter Powell
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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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HVAC Contractors Adapting to Changes

Keeping Up With Refrigeration Sector
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For this focus on supermarkets and restaurants, The NEWS asked a number of contractors where they are in the mix and where they see the refrigeration sector heading. Here is what they had to say.


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‘Last-gen’ Refrigerants in Development

Manufacturers Focus on Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants
By Peter Powell
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Contractors hoping for the final word on the newest refrigerants may not have to wait much longer. 


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Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFC Refrigerants

Low-GWP Refrigerants Stressed To Keep Refrigerant in Mix
By Peter Powell
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If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.


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CO2 Refrigerant Growth Continues

Inroads Ongoing in United States
By Peter Powell
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CO2 as a refrigerant has been a part of the refrigeration landscape for close to a decade. The most anticipated next step was running CO2 as a standalone refrigerant in a system, which is being done in Europe in more and larger applications. Finally, the approach crossed the Atlantic.


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Considering a CO2 Refrigeration System

Looking at High Pressure and COP
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This article is the second of a two-part series in response to the question: “Should I choose CO2 (R-744) for my refrigeration system?” It was prepared by engineers with M&M Refrigeration of Federalsburg, Maryland.


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Supporting Evolution of New Refrigerants

Adoption of F-gas Regulation Continues in European Union
By Torben Funder-Kristensen and Lisa Tryson
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This story was prepared by Danfoss and brings readers up to date on developments in Europe concerning HFC refrigerants. While what happens in Europe does not automatically reflect what will happen stateside, it would be wise for contractors in the United States and Canada to monitor developments overseas.


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