HVAC Refrigerants Continue to Evolve (ACHR News)

As the government continues to aggressively regulate refrigerants, compressor manufacturers are actively evaluating alternative refrigerants for refrigeration applications. As they research the viability of low-GWP and other natural refrigerants, they face the concurrent challenges of ensuring compressors are efficient, safe, and reliable.

Arrest for selling flammable refrigerant (Cooling Post)

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Louisiana for selling a substitute air conditioning refrigerant containing flammable propane. According to nola.com, the website of The Times-Picayune, Michael Wagner of Metairie is accused of selling tens of thousands of dollars worth of a substitute air conditioning refrigerant containing propane to unwitting air conditioning repair companies, professionals and DIYers. The refrigerant, sold as Super-Freeze 22A, was advertised as a substitute for R22 between 2012 and 2016.