Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Mess That Is (or Will Be) "Dry-Shipped" R-22 Units

Despite HARDI's best efforts to convince them otherwise, the U.S. EPA insisted on allowing a significant loophole to remain in their most recent HCFC phaseout regulations. This loophole allows the continued production and importation of R-22 residential condensing units so long as they're not pre-charged with virgin R-22. While at the time HARDI's primary concern was foreign importers since the domestic manufacturers all insisted having no interest in such a practice, both seem to be happening now and with it will come a host of serious consequences for the HVAC supply chain and the effective transition away from ozone-depleting refrigerants. HARDI distributors have already started calling with compliance and other questions so look soon for more on this topic from HARDI.

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