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50lb + Refrigerant Regulation Revisions

By |August 12th, 2020|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on 50lb + Refrigerant Regulation Revisions

This ruling keeps intact the leak repair requirements for appliances containing 50 pounds or more of ozone depleting refrigerants, which include CFCs, HCFCs and any blends containing ozone depleting substances.

These requirements include:

• Calculating annual leak rates

• Repairing systems that exceed a predetermined annual leak rate

• Performing leak […]

EPA Refrigerant Management Regulations

By |August 12th, 2020|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on EPA Refrigerant Management Regulations

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a rule change to the Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program.

This rule change has potential impacts on the way in which refrigerants are handled and sold. As such, the ESCO Institute wanted to keep the HVACR community apprised of this ruling.

Rule Summary: 

• This rule modifies […]

What’s the difference between recycled and reclaimed R22?

By |May 6th, 2020|Industry Updates|Comments Off on What’s the difference between recycled and reclaimed R22?

As you know, this summer your customers are having their air conditioning systems maintained and buttoned up for winter.  Building managers are also making decisions about the continuing use of their R22 systems.  Some will require additional R22 after servicing, and there are a couple of options available that you may have heard […]

Parker Hannifin-Sporlan Division Supporting Chemours’ Opteon™ XL41

By |May 6th, 2020|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Parker Hannifin-Sporlan Division Supporting Chemours’ Opteon™ XL41

Sporlan successfully qualifies their product portfolio for use with the lowest GWP R-410A alternative on the market. This progress demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of environmentally sustainable refrigerants.

Parker Hannifin – Sporlan Division, along with Chemours, advance the global adoption of R-454B, a low global warming potential (GWP) alternative for R-410A in residential […]

How To Convert From R-22 or R-404A to Opteon XP40 Refrigerant

By |December 7th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on How To Convert From R-22 or R-404A to Opteon XP40 Refrigerant

How to convert from R-22 or R-404A to Opteon™ XP40 refrigerant

 
Converting from R-22 or R-404A is a simple process, but it’s important to start with a retrofit plan. Watch this short video to understand the conversion steps and key differences between R-22 and R-404A retrofits, including:
1. Lubricants
2. Elastomeric seals
3. Expansion devices (TXV)
4. Discharge temperatures
 

Watch […]

Getting to Know Opteon XP40

By |November 8th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Getting to Know Opteon XP40

Watch this short video to understand the basics of HFO refrigerant technology and how it is enabling the commercial refrigeration industry, through products like Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A), to achieve high performance and long-term regulatory compliance.

Refrigerant regulations and technology are complex topics, let us simplify them!

Check out this video!!

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Recovery or Evacuation? More EPA Updates

By |November 8th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Recovery or Evacuation? More EPA Updates

RECOVERY or EVACUATION?
When a technician removes refrigerant from a system, is he or she evacuating the system or recovering the refrigerant?

A couple of the definitions for Evacuate are; to remove the contents of or to create a vacuum in.

In the HVACR world, we normally referred to evacuate as the process to remove non-condensable and moisture from a system by […]

EPA Update: Where the Industry Will Go From Here

By |October 17th, 2017|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on EPA Update: Where the Industry Will Go From Here

 EPA Refrigerant Management Program Update

Over the last month, a number of stories have appeared pertaining to the HFC court ruling. As a result, ESCO Institute has received large number of inquires as, to how this may impact the EPA’s efforts in modernizing the Section 608 program.

The following post will provide a little history and […]

A Glimpse into the New EPA Rules

By |October 17th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on A Glimpse into the New EPA Rules

Many questions have been going around about the new rules for Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. As a retired instructor given the opportunity to chair the committee to redo the exam questions, I think the changes made are an improvement to the test bank of questions. We tried to get rid of questions requiring […]

Emerson FREE Chicago Forum: Gain Practical Insight Into Our Changing Industry

By |October 4th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Emerson FREE Chicago Forum: Gain Practical Insight Into Our Changing Industry

Chicago, IL | October 5, 2017 | Chicago Marriott O’Hare

We’re excited to bring our next FREE E360 Forum to the hub of the Midwest, Chicago, Ill. This is your chance to join the ongoing industry dialogue as we evaluate trends and tackle the biggest challenges in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning.

 

You’ll learn:

• How the HVACR […]