There are a number of companies promoting 100% hydrocarbon based refrigerants to replace R-22 as direct drop ins for HVAC and commercial refrigeration. Do they work? Yes. Are they legal? No: not for replacing R-22 in existing HVAC and commercial refrigeration systems! They are highly flammable and can be dangerous.
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TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Aftermarket Refrigerant market to reach US $3.67 billion by 2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing production of refrigeration and cooling equipment.
Our recent EUEC Presentation overviews sources of costly SF6 emissions, including improper recovery, virgin gas inaccuracies, cylinder heels, lost cylinders, and more.
Suffice it to say, the fiscal cliff can also be used as a metaphor for what the HVAC industry, and the refrigerant industry in particular, experienced in 2012.
Part 1 of 4 in our annual report to recap activity in the 2012 R-22 market.
New refrigerant blends may also increase energy demand by as much as 15%: this can have a significant long term impact to the bottom line. As well many alternatives suggest no oil change, yet in many cases read the fine print and oil change might be advised.
Now that R-22 is experiencing serious availability constraints, it’s important that system owners begin a speedy, orderly process to manage the systems that require R-22 to a reasonable end of life, while meeting both their environmental responsibilities & their budget.
The biggest challenge of creating an effective refrigerant management plan is determining where to start. The answer can be complicated, especially in light of the recent (worldwide) government expectations and regulations for enhanced refrigerant tracking, management, and reporting. To simplify the process, it is important that some key steps are taken to assure that your management plan is fully comprehensive while still remaining executable. Here are a few of our recommendations for creating a successful refrigerant management plan.