It was a celebration for Yellow Jacket as the company kicked off its 70th anniversary. In a square booth with a large, lit banner, attendees were invited to explore what the company had produced from 1949 to 2019.
Focus is safely maintaining and servicing systems that use flammable refrigerants
October 30, 2017
RSES has released the third edition of its Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide and eLearning course. The study guide and eLearning course are designed to assist HVACR professionals in understanding the requirements to safely maintain and service systems that utilize flammable refrigerants currently approved under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program.
Most HVACR technicians will need to raise their levels of safety consciousness when servicing equipment using flammable hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants, such as R-290 (propane) or R-600a (isobutane), and the first place many technicians are likely to encounter these HCs will be in smaller kitchen equipment, such as reach-in coolers.
Report projects growth rate of nearly 10 percent annually
January 27, 2017
The global refrigerants market was valued at $9.5 billion in 2015, and is projected to reach $18.5 billion by 2022, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9 percent from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research.
Refrigerants with ‘22a’ or ‘R-22a’ in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons
May 30, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is again cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors, and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in existing motor vehicle and home air conditioning systems.
Natural refrigerants event expected to be biggest ever
May 16, 2016
ATMOsphere America, a conference focusing on how natural refrigerants are being used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems, returns for its fifth edition, June 16 and 17, at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Change of status sought on some HCs, 1234yf in specific end uses
April 4, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 29 proposed to expand the list of acceptable substitutes and prohibit the use of certain chemicals in the United States that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist.
Although it’s commonly acknowledged that there is no one-size-fits-all answer, natural refrigerants, such as carbon dioxide (R-744), ammonia (R-717), and the hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants propane (R-290) and isobutane (R-600), have been garnering attention.
Offers a quicker pull-down time compared to other refrigerants
October 19, 2015
MTL Cool said its new line of display cases using R-441A offers improved efficiency compared to units running on either R-134a or R-290 (propane), with test data showing that the first of this line, the new NRC2 system, runs on a 17 percent lower charge and requires 17 percent less energy compared to units running on R-290.
In this issue of The NEWS, we present the Residential Heating Showcase, featuring the latest heating equipment to hit residential HVAC. We also discuss developments in the tools and test instruments market.