CES Group. Click here.
Firestone, click here...

HCFCs Will Become Scarce, EPA Official Predicts

April 2008 - HVAC


HCFCs are likely to become increasingly scarce as the EPA tightens its regulations on HCFC production, according to a new report from the Air Conditioning, Heating  and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Speaking at AHRI’s Media Roundtable, Cindy Newburg of the EPA’s Office of Stratospheric Ozone Protection said that while consumers won’t be prevented from using HCFCs or to replace equipment that uses HCFCs, the refrigerant will become scarce as the EPA continues to tighten restrictions on production.

According to Newburg, only stockpiled or reclaimed HCFCs will be available in 2020 to service existing equipment.
 
Newberg said that EPA is serious about banning the sale and distribution in interstate commerce of all air conditioning and refrigeration equipment containing HCFCs or blends that contain them.

The Clean Air Act currently restricts import of HCFCs in bulk, but not when they are used in imported, precharged equipment, ARI says.




Comments


Browse Articles

On FacilitiesNet: hvac, cfcs

FaciliyZone

Search for hvac, cfcs articles on FacilityZone

Find us on Google+
Modine. Learn more.
Schooling the competition for 25 years. Aerco, click here.


QUICK Sign-up - Membership Includes:

New Content and Magazine Article Updates
Educational Webcast Alerts
Building Products/Technology Notices
Complete Library of Reports, Webcasts, Salary and Exclusive Member Content



click here for more member info.