On February 21st, ComfortStar announced that Choice R-421A is approved as the only acceptable R22 alternative refrigerant for all ComfortStar MIA/MIH-NCRdry-nitrogen-charged Air Conditioning units. We are very excited that Choice R-421A is the ONLY R-22 direct replacement covered under warranty for residential A/C by any OEM to date. We feel that this is a major step in the evolution and adoption of Choice R-421A as the preferred R22 replacement in the marketplace.
ComfortStar mentions the following reasons for approving R421A as the only acceptable R22 alternative refrigerant for use in their equipment-
-R421A is an environmentally friendly non ozone depleting replacement for R22
-R421A can replace R22 without modification-
-R421A no hydrocarbons such as butane, and is rated “A1” by ASHRAE
-R421A is non flammable and rated A1 by ASHRAE
-R421A can be used with Mineral, AB, or POE oils*
-R421A is comparable to R22 in terms of performance and pressures, approximately 1% higher at 95°F
For more information on Choice R421A, please visit our website or contact us toll-free at 1-855-GET-421A.
*If there is a vertical height difference of 20 feet or more between the evaporator and condensor, the system must be converted to POE.
The ACR News website (www.acr-news.com) reported that a judicial settlement was reached agains Quzhouzhou Fuming Co of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province. ACR News reports, “A raid action in late September 2011 resulted in seizure of 1,500 empty refrigerant cylinders with Suva and Freon packaging, 1,000 counterfeit labels and 1,000 counterfeit DuPont Freon R22 cylinders.” The settlement against Quzhouzhou Fuming Co. includes:
-$39,400 payment to the Chinese government
-$32,000 payment to DuPont
-Permanent injunction preventing their sale of DuPon refrigerants
-Discontinue use of DuPont trademarks
-Formal written apology to appear in two Chinese newspapers
Click Here for full article from December 19 2012.
Pump-Down fee includes testing
We at DynaCycle receive regular questions about what to do if a contractor customer thinks their recovery tank contains mixed gas. Here is our suggestion- Have your contractor customer drop off and tag the recovery cylinder.
When Rapid Recovery gets the contractor’s cylinder, the first thing they do is test the gas that is inside the cylinder. The test is included in the $17 cylinder processing fee and it will determine if the gas is mixed. If the gas is mixed, the Rapid Recovery technician will set the tank aside and the wholesaler should contact the customer to see if they want the tank pumped down for a nominal fee of $3.50 per pound. If your customer does not want to pay the mixed gas fee, you can return the cylinder to your customer and the only fee they incur is the $17 cylinder processing fee.
“An overview of the latest in refrigerant recovery technology includes a step-by-step guide to applying the three most commonly used recovery methods”