The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces an investment into ACCA’s flammable refrigerant training programs from global refrigerant manufacturer, Arkema Inc. Arkema, an ACCA corporate member, is supporting ACCA’s effort and investing in ACCA’s online qTech® training program entitled “Technician Training on Flammable Refrigerants.”
On Jan. 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declined a petition for rehearing of its August 8, 2017 ruling that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not have authority under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program to ban the use of HFCs solely for their warming effect.
Matthew Ritter, global business director for the fluorochemicals group, discussed the EPA Snap ruling and how it is affecting the industry with Ron Rajecki from ACHR The News. Two points were primarily on Ritter’s mind: the portrayal of Arkema as a foreign company, and the idea that the company is anti-HFO. Arkema Inc. has its headquarters is in King of
Prussia, Pennsylvania and employs 3,400 people in 19 states.