23 May 2016

In March 2016, Airgas Refrigerants began operating a sophisticated AHRI-accredited refrigerants testing lab after nearly a year of design and construction. Meet the people who designed it and keep it running flawlessy… The Airgas Refrigerants testing lab, perhaps the most sophisticated in the nation, is housed in Airgas Refrigerants’ Atlanta filling and reclamation facility, and today […]

4 May 2016

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy in April 2016 commended progress made by governments working to complete an international agreement to phase down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption as part of the Montreal Protocol treaty. The Parties to the Montreal Protocol completed one week of preparatory negotiations in Geneva in advance of additional sessions in Vienna in […]

10 April 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a warning cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in motor vehicle and home air conditioning systems. The use of a propane-based refrigerant in an air conditioner that is not designed […]

8 April 2016

Airgas Refrigerants is now operating a refrigerants testing lab that has received AHRI accreditation in the Refrigerant Testing Laboratory certification program. The refrigerants testing lab, based in Airgas Refrigerants’ Atlanta filling and reclamation facility, will enable customers to receive sample test kits, fill and return them to Airgas Refrigerants for analysis. The complete kit includes […]

18 March 2016

The American Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Coalition and its members filed an antidumping duty petition with the United States Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission charging that unfairly traded imports of R-134a from China are causing material injury to the U.S. fluoro-chemicals industry. The petition alleges dumping margins for R-134a ranging from 150 […]

29 February 2016

The complete R-22 phaseout of virgin product manufacturing is another year closer. With 12/31/19 as the zero production date, manufacturers have increased prices on R-22 and several manufacturers, including Arkema and Honeywell, have informed customers that they will no longer be producing blends that contain R-22, specifically R-401A, R-401B, R-402A and R-409A. These are interim […]

5 February 2016

Airgas Refrigerants has announced its new full line up of refrigerant gases for 2016. Featuring refrigerants from Arkema, Chemours, Honeywell and Mexichem, the range of gases, including new HFOs, is designed to meet any refrigerant need and to introduce alternate replacement refrigerants to ones that are scheduled for phasing out in new equipment due to […]