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30.04.2018

EFCTC COMMENT ON ILLEGAL IMPORTS AND THE HFC PHASE-DOWN

A recent news feature has raised the issue of illegal imports of HFCs, with such demand attributed to the effects of the HFC cap and phase-down. The news featur...

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29.04.2018

HFC-32 NOW WIDELY INTRODUCED IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AIR-CONDITIONING RANGES

The F-Gas Regulation 517/2014 requires new single split air-conditioning systems containing less than 3 kg of to have a refrigerant with less than 750 GWP from...

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28.04.2018

FLUOROCARBON BASED HEAT ENGINE FACILITY TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMING AND GENERATE ELECTRICITY

A Norwegian producer of HFCs or HFO based heat engines and heat pumps is to install a pilot facility in Barbados operating an ORC (organic rankine cycle) to con...

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27.04.2018

HFC-134a TRANSPORTABLE AIR-CONDITIONER FOR HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

A new transportable HFC-134a air-conditioner developed for use with temporary buildings or tents was exhibited at the recent Dubai International Humanitarian Ai...

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26.04.2018

HFO REFRIGERANT-READY INDIRECT THERMOSYPHON COOLING FOR DATA CENTRES

Indirect Thermosyphon Cooling can provide an efficient solution for data centres. It uses the waste heat from the data centre and a combination of gravity and a...

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25.04.2018

IN BRIEF

The average GWP of HFCs/HFOs has decreased by about 15% since the phase-out of HCFCs at the end 2009- see chart. Data sources HCFC data in ODP tonnes (a...

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23.04.2018

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG MAY 2018

REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE Modules on Low GWP Alternatives and Safety and Risk Management available As part of the REAL Alternatives for LIFE project, the Eu...

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03.04.2018

NEW REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR VRF SYSTEMS

A new refrigerant detection and management system works with VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) air conditioning systems. In the unlikely event of a refrigerant le...

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02.04.2018

LOWER GWP HFC/HFO BLENDS USED FOR HEAT PUMPS AND TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION

The low GWP HFC/HFO blend refrigerant R-454C, a “mildly flammable” refrigerant is being used in an air-source heat pump designed for use in factories. Accor...

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