Recent incidents involving counterfeit refrigerants with cargo trailers have heightened the significant dangers regarding improperly sourced refrigerants.
He added, “Polar has developed a series of repeatable testing protocols that will safely extract sample refrigerants from suspect containers and safely transport them to laboratory facilities where they will be confirmed as safe or compromised. Initial tests will be conducted on benign refrigeration containers to make sure the equipment and procedures are sound and perform to standards before being conducted on potentially compromised units.”
The 4th Annual COA (Container Owners Association) Forum on Contaminated Refrigeration Machinery is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 in Antwerp, Belgium. We’ve all been highly concerned and vigilant to the serious issue of counterfeit refrigerant and contaminated shipping units, as well as directly working to create solutions this plague of lethally contaminated containers. Although we [ more ]
Over the past week, there has been an unprecedented run on R-22 causing skyrocketing prices and disappearing supply. Much of this has been predicated on the many rumors and misinformation that have been circulating in this rapidly evolving marketplace. In short, here is what has happened: Totally anticipated EPA-planned reductions in the manufacturing and importing [ more ]
Box owners join forces with TT Club to combat counterfeit refrigerant.
On Wednesday the Department of Energy issued a draft proposal which, if enacted, would prevent the certification of any new R-22 system design and would ban the manufacturing and importation of any R-22 system which was certified after January 1, 2010. Any system matches certified prior to that date would remain a legal systems and still [ more ]