31 March 2017

We have a free R-22 replacement guide to help customers and contractors find the refrigerants that they may choose to replace R-22, which will be completely phased out of new production by 2020. The guide is available to view in the Resources section of the website and can be downloaded as a PDF.  It lists […]

2 March 2017

Airgas Refrigerants enjoyed a very successful AHR Expo, held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Las Vegas. We reconnected with many customers, gathering more than 800 new leads and meeting with a range of national, international and West Coast partners, customers and prospective customers. Traffic at the Airgas booth was so heavy that booth staff members retired […]

1 March 2017

February 23rd, the International Trade Commission (ITC) heard final arguments in the long-running investigation of potential dumping of R-134a by Chinese entities.  Airgas executives were in Washington D.C. at the hearings, which featured testimony from several U.S. manufacturers of R-134a. While the results of the latest ITC hearing are not yet known, on February 22nd, […]

24 February 2017

In anticipation of the implementation of AHRI Guideline N, “Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors” to one uniform paint color, Airgas Refrigerants is beginning its transition now. Guideline N, announced mid-2016, stipulated that all refrigerant containers use one uniform paint color, light gray-green RAL 7044. This means that all existing individually assigned container paint colors will […]

24 January 2017

If you’re attending the 2017 AHR Expo/or ASHRAE Winter Conference Jan. 28th-Feb.1, be sure to visit with Airgas at Booth C 1939 in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 60,000 HVAC professionals and 2,000 exhibitors will be in attendance. Take a spin on the Airgas Refrigerants Instant Prize Wheel. Come […]

1 January 2017

Airgas Refrigerants is seeing prices of R-410A spike weekly, with some manufacturers publishing two prices increases per week. These are resulting in increased prices to contractors and end customers, right at the beginning of the air conditioning season. Airgas advises customers to quickly consider their current inventories of R-410A and plan for a potential shortage […]

20 December 2016

In November, the American HFC Coalition appealed part of the decision by The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) components are not causing or threatening to cause material injury to the U.S. industry producing HFC components. The U.S. Department of Commerce found that imports of HFCs from China were being dumped […]

16 December 2016

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has amended its preliminary determination in the HFC-134a antidumping case against The People’s Republic of China for dumping R-134a at less than fair market value. While the DOC originally announced its preliminary determination duty rates ranging from 137%-189% on HFC-134a imports from China, it is now imposing a new flat […]

30 November 2016

In the automobile world, R-134a is on its way out and the new refrigerant in dealerships is R-1234yf. According to Honeywell, which manufactures Solstice™ 1234yf, this HFO refrigerant has a GWP potential of less than 1, making it less than the effect of carbon dioxide on global warming. HFCs, in this case, R-134a, have a 1,400X […]

21 November 2016

U.S. companies might take a lesson from friends down under. Worksafe NSW, a government agency tasked with workplace safety in New South Wales, Australia, recently issued a safety alert noting potential risks of servicing refrigerant systems. The alert comes after several workers were injured using oxy-acetylene torches to unsweat copper fittings. The refrigerant in the […]