With the Department of Energy’s 2017 energy requirements a done deal, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling on delisted HFCs (such as R134a) expected this summer, component makers, OEMs and end users in the U.S. can no longer get around the need for energy-efficient, low-GWP technology incorporating natural refrigerants. That message could be heard up and down the four exhibit halls at NAFEM, which featured 543 exhibitors and more than 18,500 attendees. Here is part one of
The main concern with hydrocarbons is service,” said Federico Barquero Tefel, Fogel’s vice president of commercialization. “[End users] don’t want servicing on site with a tank of propane.” The detachable draw allows the technology to be worked on back at the shop in a ventilated area.
This year it’s all about awareness,” said Todd Washburn, True’s beverage division director. “It’s our coming out party for hydrocarbons in the U.S.”