Jose Mergulhao
Jose Mergulhao
Director of Business Development

Jose Mergulhao is the Director of Business Development for Stellar Industrial Solutions (SIS). He has more than 25 years of experience in the industrial and recreational refrigeration industry, including expertise in cold storage, ice rink and food/pharmaceutical production facilities. Jose’s responsibilities include new business development, sales and marketing for Stellar’s SIS group. He has worked on projects for the National Hockey League and their teams, as well as Kraft, Sysco and numerous other industrial clients. He is also well-versed in AutoCAD, HVAC, pumps, and energy efficiency and design.

Industrial Refrigeration: Your Options as R22 Refrigerant Is Phased Out

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Industrial Refrigeration: Ammonia and CO2 Systems

This is the last year that R22 can be manufactured in or imported to the United States.

As a reminder, here’s the timeline according to the EPA final rule

  • On January 1, 2018, R22 production dropped 30% from the 2017 supply to 9 million pounds
  • On January 1, 2019, production dropped 55% from the 2018 supply to 4 million pounds
  • On January 1, 2020, R22 will be phased out completely with no new or imported R22 allowed in the U.S.

If your refrigeration system uses R22, you have some decisions to make — and the clock is ticking.