The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is applauding the decision by the Parties of the Montreal Protocol (MP) to work toward an amendment in 2016 to include hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants in the treaty's purview.
Where do things stand in the never-boring world of refrigerant evolution? An industry veteran looks at life since the Montreal Protocol, a range of alternative refrigerants, and the political climate around the issue. For more than one reason, he writes, it is beneficial to keep up on the details and lead this refrigerant ‘charge.’
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.