A-Gas CEO signs letter to President Trump

A‑Gas CEO Monte Roach joined a number of other prominent industry leaders in a direct letter to President Trump to urge him to send the Kigali amendment to Congress for ratification. This letter was created and signed by members of the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (the Alliance) and Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). […]

Reclamation of R-22 Weakens in 2017, Resulting in Refrigerant Concern

Recovery efforts may not be enough to meet future needs According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 9 million pounds of R-22 were reported as being reclaimed in 2016. That is up from 2014 and 2015, during which time a little less than 8 million pounds were reclaimed each year, but still […]

A-Gas Teams Up with Contractors in Refrigerant Reclamation Efforts

CHICAGO — At A‑Gas, the focus is on providing contractors options to make submitting their recovered refrigerant for reclamation fast and easy. Rob Hennessy, chief commercial officer, noted the company has a new tag line: “Together We Can,” which portrays how A‑Gas will partner with contractors to help them meet their recovery and reclamation responsibilities. […]

AHRI Removes Paint Color Assignments For Refrigerant Containers

Revisions to Guideline N specify light green-gray on all containers by 2020 All refrigerant containers should have one uniform paint color, a light green/gray (RAL 7044), and existing individually assigned container paint colors should be transitioned to that color by 2020. That’s the word from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which has announced […]

Natural HC Refrigerants Spell Change Not Doom

Originally published by Ron Rajecki on April 4, 2016 Examining the impact refrigerants lacking recovery requirements have on recovery and reclamation What does the growing popularity of natural refrigerants and hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants bode for the recovery and reclamation industries? From the article: Jerry Dykstra, environmental compliance facilitator, Rapid Recovery, has misgivings about reintroducing HCs […]

US Firms To Pay $495,000 For R22 Violations

USA: Two seafood processing and cold storage companies are to pay $495,000 in penalties for violations of laws relating to the management of ozone-depleting refrigerant R22. In a settlement announced yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice, Ocean Gold Seafoods Inc and Ocean Cold LLC will pay $495,000 in penalties for violations […]

R-22 Phaseout Slashes Supply to 18M Pounds

Refrigerant Phaseout, SNAP changes, and more will affect HVACR industry in 2016 Of the dozens of regulations that have been issued the last few years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rule governing the production and importation of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 has had perhaps the most immediate impact on HVACR contractors. Additionally, the EPA’s Significant New […]

Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Seller Hit For $300K

A US company has agreed to cease sales of unapproved hydrocarbon refrigerants and pay a $300,000 civil penalty. According to the two-count complaint, filed simultaneously with the settlement today in the Central District of Illinois, Enviro-Safe Refrigerants Inc of Pekin, Illinois, allegedly breached US Clean Air Act requirements through the marketing and sale of two flammable […]

Wichita Company Hit With $100,000 Fine From EPA Over Flammable Products

Northcutt, Inc. denies it violated the Clean Air Act By Justin Wingerter [email protected] Northcutt Inc., a Wichita company specializing in the sale and rental of tractor trailers, will pay $100,000 after federal regulators found it was selling flammable products. Under an agreement between the company and U.S. Justice Department, Northcutt also must halt sales of […]

Adam Dykstra, President of Rapid Recovery, Recognized as One of the Top 40 Under 40

from: the NEWS article:  http://www.achrnews.com/articles/130342-the-news-recognizes-the-top-40-under-40 Most everyone in the HVAC industry has heard the stats about the “graying” of the industry and the lack of younger individuals choosing HVAC as a career. It’s a real issue, and one that is continuously being addressed by those in the industry. However, it’s sometimes easy to forget there […]