The American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 was enacted on December 27, 2020 by the United States Congress. The AIM Act gave new authorities to the EPA to phase down and restrict the use of HFC compounds (including refrigerants) in the U.S. with a goal of an 85% reduction by 2036.
How does the AIM act affect our industry?
Industrial refrigeration is a major target for HFC reduction. Facilities that use high GWP refrigerants will need to transition to lower GWP synthetics or make the switch to natural refrigerants such as Ammonia or CO2. As new facilities are designed and built, it is probable that they will choose natural refrigeration systems.
At CTI, we are prepared to help our customers meet the requirements of the AIM Act by providing detectors for both synthetic and natural refrigerants. Whether industrial refrigeration end users choose low GWP synthetics, Ammonia, or CO2, CTI provides the detectors they need to find leaks early and stop them when they are small.
For more information on the AIM Act, see the resource page provided by IIAR.