The RSD Refrigerant Suite is your central clearing house for all refrigerant related information, Literature - Technical Data, Rules, Regulations, Pending Legislations, Technician Certification, Refrigerant Recovery and more. Refrigerants industry is evolving rapidly and the RSD Refrigerants Suite will keep you "In the Know".
At the 28th annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol; 200 countries, including the U.S. reached a global agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol and phase down HFC consumption, beginning in 2018.
The EPA has published a proposed SNAP rule change that will impact the refrigerant choices for Cold Storage, Retail Food equipment and Household refrigerators.
R427A is the closest capacity match to any "No Oil Change" R22 Alternative
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HFC refrigerants (F-gases) are considered the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, key to the states SLCP reduction effort.
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Honeywell Solstice N40(R448A) is the first low GWP replacement for R404A and R507. R448A is an HFO refrigerant blend with equal capacity to R404a and 67% lower GWP.
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On July, 2 2015, the EPA announces Final Rule on the SNAP Status of R404 and other HFC refrigerants.
Under this final rule, various HFC refrigerants will be listed as unacceptable in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and blowing agent applications. The date of the status change will vary by product and application. Refer to the fact sheet below.
Starting in 2015 the production and import cap for HCFC-R22 will be reduced to 21,000,000 lbs. This represents a 59% reduction from the 2014 cap. The supply will then be reduced 20% per year through 2019. This should be the final rule modification. More detailed information will be available on this page, soon.
Emerson climate technologies has approved Refrigerant R407F (Honeywell Performance LT) for use with discus and scroll compressors!
Starting in 2013 the Auto Industry is beginning to move away from HFC R-134a to (Low GWP) HFO R-1234Yf. Honeywell is currently working on HFO blends for stationary AC/R applications.
"With Broken Condenser Unit, Supermarket Sees Opportunity". By Ted Rieger, Northern California Correspondent
Two new iPhone application available in the app store.
California Air Resources Board's new training video on the Refrigerant Management Program.
Link can also be found in our "Ragulations & Legislation" section of the Refrigerant Suite.
On Friday 1/20/2012, the EPA announced an immediate, 45% reduction in both production and imports of R22. This constitutes an additional (-35,000,000) lb reduction, in the level already legislated by the Clean Air Act.
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