US man charged over illegal R22 import

June 25, 2017 | Cooling Post

The owner of a California car parts business has been charged with illegally importing refrigerant R22 in cylinders marked as R134a.

Geoclima Opens the Market to HFO Chillers

June 18, 2017 | Cooling Post

The so-called fourth generation HFO refrigerants are a key part of efforts to find low GWP alternatives to current HFCs. R1234yf and its close relative R1234ze are both used extensively as components in lower GWP blends

Honeywell Launches World's Largest Auto Refrigerant Plant

May 16 2017 | The Advocate

Honeywell marked the commercial startup Tuesday of a $300 million plant that makes a next-generation auto air conditioning refrigerant that could sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Underhood Update On R-1234yf Refrigerant

Feb, 2017 | Underhood Service

The benefit of R1234yf is simple. The new refrigerant lasts only 11 days in the atmosphere compared to 13 years for R134a.

Underhood Update On R-1234yf Refrigerant

Feb 16, 2016 | Underhood Service
If you haven’t had a lot of experience dealing with R-1234yf in your shop yet, get ready…

EIA calls for halt to medium GWP blends

October 12, 2015 | Cooling Post
USA: Environmental groups have petitioned the US EPA to strengthen its bans on HFCs…

It’s back! Methyl chloride found in fake R22

CHINA: A leading Chinese manufacturer is offering a reward for help in stopping sales of counterfeit refrigerants, including dangerous methyl chloride cocktails….

Department of Justice

May 14, 2015 | Enviro-Safe Refrigerants Agrees to Halt Sales of Unapproved Flammable Hydrocarbon Refrigerants as Direct Replacements for Ozone Depleting Substances

R134a alternative is “virtually non-flammable”

SOUTH KOREA: Two new refrigerants described as “virtually non-flammable” are being touted as potential alternatives to R134a in mobile air conditioning systems…

Events

 

AAPEX 2017

Booth #1268

Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2017

AHR EXPO 2018

Booth #1355

Chicago, IL
January 22-24, 2018

HVAC EXCELLENCE

Booth #406

Las Vegas, NV
March 26-28, 2018

FIND IT, FILTER IT, FLUSH IT!

This time of year we get many calls asking how to handle sealant that has been installed in vehicle AC systems. While there is no “One Size Fits All” solution, there are some basic steps that should be taken to minimize the risk and maximize any rewards….

WHEN “STANDARDS” ARE NOT SO STANDARD, THE RESULT IS OFTEN CONFUSION, HIGH COST, AND CHAOS

Just the other day, I looked at the back of a power supply we use and found no less than eleven, yes, eleven certification marks printed in tiny little letters on the back. Confused, I looked up a few of them only to find out they were certifying the same thing, just for different countries…

CO2 REFRIGERANT MAY BE COMING BUT DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH

Daimler (Mercedes Benz) says to expect CO2 Air Conditioning Systems to begin arriving in their vehicles by January 2017, if that’s going to happen; they have a long way to go….