Richard A. CorbettR.A. Corbett EngineeringHouston The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that ban the production of chlorofluoro-carbon (CFC) refrigerants after Dec. 31, 1995, are prompting refinery and petrochemical plant operators to convert existing refrigeration systems to operation on non-CFC refrigerants. Many of the systems that use CFC refrigerants can be converted without significant changes to the major components of a refrigeration system, and at a cost substantially lower than replacing the system. Converting an existing system will relieve concerns about the availability and cost of CFC refrige...

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