Monday, July 20, 2009

Bidding Adieu to R-22

The July Rant is out at Contracting Business. Here's the first few paragraphs...

In a few months, the last R-22 air conditioner will roll down the assembly line, as the industry completes the Herculean effort to redesign every product, retool every factory, and retrain every technician for the conversion to R-410A. Yet, even now, momentum is building to phase-out R-410A.

Dumping R-410A would be even more ridiculous than phasing out R-22.

R-22 was served a death sentence with the 1987 Montreal Protocol, created in response to reported thinning of the ozone layer. Urgency was based on the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole in 1985. We were told drastic action was required to save us from species extinction, skin cancer, and starvation. What we were told was wrong.

Read The Entire Rant

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