While some may be concerned over whether recovery and reclamation efforts will be sufficient to meet the industry’s needs going forward, reclaimers are adamant that R-22 is still widely available, affordable, and legal.
Company seeks to become a large-scale, long-term market participant
March 5, 2019
A-Gas, a company involved in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants, clean agent fire suppression, and performance chemical blowing agents, recently announced that it is expanding into Canada. A-Gas also recently announced that it has acquired Singapore-based refrigerant company, VEMAC Services.
10.8 million lbs. is an increase of 1.3 million lbs.over 2015
September 5, 2017
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 10,804,918 lbs. of ozone-depleting refrigerant was reported as reclaimed by EPA-certified reclaimers in 2016. The total includes 9,409,494 lbs. of R-22.
The case can be made that recovery and reclamation begins with keeping refrigerants in the system where they belong; refrigerant that leaks out into the atmosphere is never going to be recovered or reclaimed.
Springtime means many different things to many different people: Love in the air; baseball, golf, and grilling; shorts and sunscreen; a rebirth; a triumph of the dogged determination of life to begin anew after winter. Or, for those in the refrigeration industry, spring of 2017 means just three more cooling seasons until the only R-22 on the market will be what’s available through reclaimers or in individual inventories (a.k.a. stockpiles).
Contract is for the management and supply of refrigerants, compressed gases, cylinders, and related items
July 28, 2016
Hudson Technologies Inc. announced that it has been awarded, as prime contractor, a five-year contract including a five-year renewal option, by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency with an estimated maximum value over the term of the agreement of $400 million in sales to the Department of Defense (DoD).
New facility designed for flow, flexibility, and safety
July 4, 2016
In March, Airgas Refrigerants began operating an Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)-accredited refrigerants testing lab after nearly a year of design and construction. The sophisticated testing lab is housed in Airgas Refrigerants’ Atlanta filling and reclamation facility.
In this issue of The NEWS, we focus on the Internet of Things and its effect on the HVAC industry, examining its impact on the skilled trades labor shortage, on cybersecurity, and on the popularity of self-healing buildings.