Following inquiries by end users of low GWP Fluorocarbon solutions, EFCTC has received a clarification from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management on the regulatory position of HFOs.
An HFC-134a based innovative cooling and heating project at one of the London Canary Wharf main buildings received an Award for Excellence for replacing the fresh air cooling and heating system, decreasing substantially the energy consumption while increasing capacity by 25 %.
The US Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) flammable refrigerants subcommittee, ASHRAE, and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are supporting a collaborative effort to fund research about mildly flammable (ASHRAE class A2L) refrigerants, such as HFC-32, HFO-1234yf or HFO-1234ze(E), in order to allow their safe use.
Over the past months, different interpretations have circulated on the definition of a “One-Component Foam” (OCF). As OCF is generally placed on the market in cans with a content of ≤ 1000 ml, the latter has been interpreted as a volume limit. It has been assumed by some that products fulfilling the definition of OCF in the F-Gas Regulation, but placed on the market in larger dispensing units, would not be covered by the ban in Annex III, point 8.
As part of an EU funded project, FRISBEE (Food Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumer Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimization along cold chain in Europe), supercooling and superchilling tests have demonstrated the potential to enable safe, high quality and long term storage of food without detrimental food quality effects for the consumer.