This past Father’s Day weekend, my family asked what I wanted to do. Without hesitation, I jumped at the chance to go the San Diego Zoo and see all the animals in their somewhat natural surroundings. Our company is not named Polar for a reason – 17 years ago, we wanted to keep the focus of [ more ]
At Polar Technology, we have worked hard to develop a refrigerant tracking software known as TrakRef. Leaks can occur at many stages of a refrigerant’s life, and it is important to know where and how much leakage is occurring for the sake of safety, environmental consequences, and regulation compliance. TrakRef gives the user total control [ more ]
There are three dominant questions revolving around the refrigerant R-22, commonly known as Freon: how much is there, how much do we need, and how much will it cost in both the immediate and distant future? While these might seem like straightforward questions to answer, the truth is that there are many obstacles put into [ more ]
A refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas has recently been fined $300,000 as a result of “deficiencies in the company’s program to curb air pollution.” This fine is not the first for the company, either, after receiving a fine in 2012 for air pollution, and another for an oil spill in 2007. As the commercial world starts [ more ]
“Texas-based Envirogen Technologies has released new Sustainable Emissions Control technology designed to manage air emissions performance and meet regulatory and permit requirements through the control of volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants and odors. Envirogen says the system will help environmental managers and engineers reduce the long-term costs for meeting air quality regulations that can impact [ more ]
A recent article featured in the News Tribune discussed the rising cost of R-22 refrigerant, better known as Freon. The article states that prices are rising due to a “phasing out of R-22 as part of the international treaty on protecting the ozone layer called the Montreal Protocol.” Due to an increasingly limited production of [ more ]
Polar Technology officials announced the hiring of Phil Gin, recently of Baker Distributing, fulfilling the dual role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Expecting day-to-day savings on energy and utility usage is not a one-time event based on an audit and follow-up fixes. It’s a practice that needs to be followed every day and must include senior management, operations, engineering, maintenance and all employees.