refrigerant phase out Articles

  • Getting ready for the phase out of R-22 (HCFC) refrigerant gas

    Market Demand for R-22 HCFC Refrigerant Gas Will be 20% Higher than Available Supply The HCFC refrigerant gas called R-22 is the most pervasive refrigerant in everyday use around the world. Since the 1940's R-22 has been the refrigerant gas that we use in central air-conditioning (AC) systems at home and work. It is efficient, non-toxic and easy to use. It's difficult to grasp how important ...


    By Verisae

  • R 22 refrigerant gas is on the way out and nearing end of phase out period

    R 22 refrigerant gas, widely used in numerous industrial applications, is being phased out. As the government mandated phase out continues, those facilities that have equipment using this chemical are rushing to impose measures that enable them to meet the requirements of the law. Numerous substances are suspected of causing great harm to our climate, the depletion of the ozone layer and ...


    By Verisae

  • R22 Refrigerant gas phase out: Is your organization ready for enhance tracking and exploding costs?

    Several years ago, the United States and other countries passed federal laws that mandate commercial facilities to phase out usage of R22 refrigerant and convert to a more environmentally friendly alternative (i.e. SNAP refrigerant alternatives).Many organizations are working on conversion efforts for the 2015 phase out deadline. Other organizations are putting into practice various measures to ...


    By Verisae

  • How organizations can comply with the HCFC phase out

    The HCFC phase out, of specifically R-22 refrigerant gas, is intended to decrease and eventually eliminate the production and use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The government directive impacts facilities in developed countries that fall under the Montreal Protocol or the U.S. Clean Air Act. A schedule has been developed for entities that use commercial refrigeration, air-conditioning ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA compliance - Refrigerant Management

    Everyone's Responsibility Today, the environment is everyone's responsibility. Are you taking an active part to keep it clean? We've all heard about the ozone layer. Ozone depletion in the atmosphere has become an increasing problem ...


    By IHS

  • EPA mandates proper refrigerant gas recovery processes

    New EPA regulations require facilities that use air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to have a refrigerant recovery plan in place. The plan is needed to make sure that any harmful gases that might leak are captured. Refrigerant gases contain hydrochlorofluorocarbons, known to cause severe damage to the ozone layer and to promote global warming. A comprehensive plan is now in place to ...


    By Verisae

  • Global Warming Potential (GWP) significance of HCFC refrigerant gases

    The global warming potential of chemicals is well documented. This is usually documented by referencing how much a chemical will impact global warming as compared to a similar amount of carbon dioxide. Refrigerants typically outrank carbon dioxide by a factor of 100 or even 1000 and stay in the atmosphere longer to our climate's detriment. All greenhouse gases are allocated a global warming ...


    By Verisae

  • Simplified mass balance method: An accurate way to track refrigerant emissions

    With the simplified mass balance method, current levels of harmful refrigerant gases or other chemicals that harm the environment, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and chlorofluorocarbons (CHCs), can be calculated and work to better predict of future levels of accumulated emissions formulated. This emissions information enables environmental scientists and government regulators to better ...


    By Verisae

  • Scientists call manmade chemicals like refrigerant gases a cause of climate change

    A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. Governments around the world have set new regulations to limit the use of substances that contribute to global warming and deplete ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA enforcement can be costly for organizations that do not track refrigerant gases

    The EPA penalty aspect of the U.S. Clean Air Act is managed by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. The agency is diligently enforcing requirements to reduce harmful gas emissions. The law allows auditors and inspectors to conduct on-site inspections and request a facility's records regarding their regulation of gases. Without providing proper documentation, or supplying incomplete ...


    By Verisae

  • Ford drives environmental quality and efficiency with ESS` refrigerant compliance management software

    At Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, 'Quality is Job 1' has always been more than a slogan. It was honored with the Quality Magazine 2008 Plant of the Year and the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality 2007 Clean Corporate Citizen awards. The plant excels because its commitment to quality extends to every facet of the business – from the performance of the ...


    By IHS

  • California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32): Early actions for refrigerant gas management

    How to stay ahead and address the early action requirements for Stationary Equipment Refrigerant Management to be included in updates to AB 32. The California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), first passed in 2006 with additional early actions taking effect in 2010, is a broad and comprehensive directive with the goal of reducing greenhouse gasses (GHGs) by approximately 25% by the year ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA enforcement of the ozone depleting substance (ODS) regulations

    Is Your Organization Flirting With EPA Compliance Risk? The EPA Enforcement Office will issue fines for undocumented refrigerant gas usage as it relates to ozone depleting substances. Do you know how to mitigate this compliance risk? The phase-out program of refrigerant gas is now in full swing and facilities that use equipment requiring the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are at risk for ...


    By Verisae

  • Ozone depleting substances (ODS) and The Montreal Protocol

    The Montreal Protocol, officially called the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, is an international treaty created to reduce the damage being caused to the stratospheric ozone layer by air pollutants such as refrigerant gases. The ozone layer protects the earth from damaging UV-B radiation, which could lead to increased cases of skin cancer, damaged crops and marine ...


    By Verisae

  • Accumulated CFC-11 in polyurethane foam insulation: an estimate of the total amount in district heating installations in Sweden

    In rigid polyurethane foam used for thermal insulation, CFC-11 has been the main blowing agent for many years, but is now subject to phase-out regulations. During ageing of this foam, air diffuses into it and blowing agents leak into the atmosphere, resulting in a decreased insulating capacity. Determinations of the cell gas composition and the total content of CFC-11 in foam from district ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What the “cold economy” means for a warming world

    How we meet the world’s demand to keep things cool has major implications for the entire planet. This story is co-published with GreenBiz, a resource of environmental information, tools and data aimed at the mainstream business community. The modern world is cold. From air conditioning to temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals ...


    By Ensia

  • How to reverse the causes of ozone layer destruction

    Since the causes of ozone layer depletion were identified, solutions were put into place to reduce or eliminate their usage. The U.S. Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocols address the problem internationally. The goal of these treaties is to stop the damage to the ozone layer by phasing out known contributors.Although there are numerous causes of ozone layer depletion, chloroflurocarbons have ...


    By Verisae

  • Manmade chemicals a major cause of global climate change

    Although the Earth?s climate evolves naturally over time, the major cause of climate change that is harmful and lead to unfavorable weather, water patterns, growth patterns are due to the release of manmade chemicals. While these chemicals are necessary to produce certain items, operate essential refrigeration equipment, or make our daily lives easier, they are a danger to the environment and the ...


    By Verisae

  • New EPA ruling deems greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful to humans

    Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) will be categorized as a pollutant following the US Supreme Court's landmark notice approving the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ruling. The gases harm the environment as they have proved to increase heat trapping chemicals in the atmosphere. These chemicals, commonly taking the form of refrigerant gases, originate from a variety of systems, including ...


    By Verisae

  • F gas regulations aim to improve climate and reduce global warming

    Fluorinated greenhouses gases, also known as F Gas, are being closely regulated by the United States and many other foreign countries because they can cause harmful climate change. The U.S., Canada and member countries of the European Union have imposed regulations aimed at containing or phasing out certain substances that increase global warming. F Gas is commonly found in stationary ...


    By Verisae

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