Changes in Refrigeration Industry

R22 Phase-Out Brings MO99 Into The Spotlight

With R22 refrigerant becoming more expensive and less accessible, MO99 has emerged as the ideal alternative because of its many benefits, including its cost effectiveness and reliability as a non-ozone depleting retrofit refrigerant.

Because of this, Crescent has launched a R22 reclaim program that allows our valued customers to recoup R22 costs and purchase MO99 at a discounted rate.

MO99 is a quality refrigerant that can be retrofitted in 8 simple steps.

The sooner you make the switch to MO99, the more money you’ll be able to save.


Updates to Section 608 Regulations

What are the Section 608 regulations?

Section 608 is part of the Clean Air Act and strictly prohibits the knowing release of refrigerant during the maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

The EPA requires proper refrigerant management practices by technicians, owners and operators of refrigeration and AC systems, and others.

What’s changing in these regulations?

The EPA has recently added new record-keeping requirements to their Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program, among other changes. The requirements apply to any appliance containing 5-50 pounds of refrigerant.

According to Jeremy Arling, refrigerants team lead in the EPA’s stratospheric protection division, starting next year techs will need to keep accurate records of “the location, date of recovery, and type of refrigerant recovered for each disposed appliance; the quantity and type of refrigerant recovered from disposed appliances in each calendar month; and the quantity and type of refrigerant transferred for reclamation or destruction, the person to whom it was transferred, and the date of the transfer.”

A new mobile app, known as R-log or HVACR-log, has been designed to help techs comply with the new requirements while minimizing hassle and paperwork. It costs 99 cents.

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