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April 13, 2015: AHRI Creates Flammable Refrigerants Subcommittee

Will Help the Industry Understand the Comparative Risk of Using 2L Refrigerants

The Research and Technology (R&T) Committee of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has established a Flammable Refrigerants Subcommittee that will seek to develop a set of application requirements for the use of ASHRAE-designated 2L, or mildly flammable, refrigerants.


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Contractors Key in Reclamation’s Future

Financial Benefits, Reclaimer Assistance, Secure Supply Keep the Process Attractive

In many ways, refrigerant recovery and reclamation is an example of human ingenuity at its best. An innovative and essential product is created, and then a way is devised to prolong its usefulness by collecting it after years of service, purifying it, and using it again.


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Reclaimers Find Opportunity in HCFC Phaseout

Demand for Recovery Products, Services Likely to Grow

The ongoing phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R-22, holds many unknowns for the HVACR industry as 2020 approaches, but at least one sector of the industry anticipates tremendous opportunity: the reclamation sector. 


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Refrigerant Recovery: Technology and Tips

The Right Tools and Advice from Experts Make This Essential Process Easy

Recovering refrigerant from HVAC and refrigeration systems is an important day-to-day task for HVACR technicians. Here’s a look at some of the latest tools that help make this important job easy, along with tips from the recovery equipment manufacturers on how to efficiently and safely recover refrigerant.


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Global Refrigerant Growth to Reach $38B in 2018

Recovering Economic Conditions will Drive Supply and Demand

Ongoing industrialization and food retail modernization efforts in many of the world’s developing countries, such as China and India, will help grow the global commercial refrigeration equipment market to $38 billion in 2018.


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As California Goes . . .

Contractors Eye State for Refrigeration, Refrigerant Regulations

As California goes, so goes the rest of the country. That adage has often proved true especially when it comes to regulations related to refrigeration and refrigerants. The state's aggressive environmental and regulatory positions have caused the rest of the United States to monitor policy making and enforcement out West.


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Transcritical Carbon Dioxide Performs Well in Supermarket Pilot

Valuable Lessons Learned in 13-Month Project

This case study documents one year of operating experience with a transcritical carbon dioxide (TC CO2) booster refrigeration system at Delhaize America’s Hannaford supermarket location in Turner, Maine. This store, which began operation in June 2013, is the first supermarket installation in the U.S. of a TC CO2 booster refrigeration system.


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