A few months ago, I was contacted by a reader who was wondering if I could recommend someone to come and talk to his employees about the current state of refrigerants. Being located on a military base, he was unable to take his people off-site for training, so he wanted someone who could knowledgably discuss everything from CFCs to HFCs to HFOs to other alternative refrigerants. He said that a lot of his equipment was installed prior to World War II, and much of it still used R-22 and R-12.

My first suggestion was that he should contact his local supply houses, but he had already done that, and none were able to help him out. That surprised me, but I offered a few other recommendations for industry experts, associations, manufacturers, and educational groups, and hopefully one of those worked out for our reader. I really hope it did, because with all the changes currently taking place concerning refrigerants, it is more important than ever to keep up on these issues.

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