The HVAC&R industry is faced with a high level of uncertainty in 2019. There is an intense focus on impending regulation and the pressure to adapt to technology needs around the globe. The world of refrigerants is complex, and there is so much information out there, it can be overwhelming. There are several points to keep in mind before making any refrigerant decisions.
In Greek mythology, Argus was a son of Zeus. Having the king of the gods up on Mount Olympus for a dad probably raised the bar in terms of expectations. Fortunately, Tecumseh seemed comfortable with that kind of lofty namesake for its biggest launch at this year’s AHR Expo, the ARGUS condensing unit platform.
HFO blends are not drop-in refrigerants, and modifications usually have to be made to the equipment before they are used. However, following the guidelines from experts in the industry can help ensure a smooth transition.
Louisiana site will produce HFO-1234yf for automobile applications
June 5, 2017
Honeywell has started commercial operations at its new manufacturing plant in Geismar, Louisiana to meet growing global demand for hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf, a next-generation mobile air conditioning refrigerant. According to Honeywell, with this start-up, the plant has become the world's largest site for producing HFO-1234yf, which is sold commercially as Solstice® yf.
Homes for our Troops will receive donations from tool company
September 12, 2016
This Midwest Tool charitable gift campaign continues until Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. The limited edition commemorative laser markings and packaging distinguishes the campaign snips from standard ones made by Midwest Tool. All are proudly made in the USA.
Reduced GWP refrigerant is for low- and medium-temperature refrigeration
September 5, 2016
Festival Foods, a Wisconsin-based chain of more than 20 supermarkets, has designed its new Somers, Wisconsin, location with refrigeration equipment from Zero Zone Inc. that is designed to run on Honeywell’s Solstice® N40 (R-448A).
American Chemical Society award cites development of HFO-1234yf as R-134a replacement
July 4, 2016
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized seven Honeywell scientists with the ACS’ prestigious Heroes of Chemistry Award for the development of a low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant being adopted for vehicles globally.
Thierry Vanlancker, president of its fluoroproducts business at the Chemours Co., is retiring. Chemours also announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants.