New guidelines for handling refrigerants
In a continuing effort to reduce emissions by manufacturing facilities that either produce, use, store, or transport refrigerants, the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has released new guidelines for handling refrigerants to minimize their potential environmental impact.
cord of handling refrigerants."
and more than 50 percent of respondents built new facilities with a zero emission goal.
elease into the environment during every phase of the manufacturing process.
pressure vessels that meet national, state, and local regulations; monitoring transported or shipped equipment for leakage and taking corrective action when necessary; and designing packaging to minimize refrigerant loss during shipping.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey