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31.05.2018

EFCTC COMMENT ON THE RECENT HFO REFRIGERANTS STUDY FOR NORWEGIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY

HFOs are being internationally recognised as very good refrigerants, foam blowing agents, solvents and aerosol propellants due to their good balance of safety a...

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30.05.2018

FLUOROCARBON REFRIGERANT SYSTEM TO REPLACE AMMONIA FOLLOWING TRAGIC INCIDENT AT ICE RINK

The city of Fernie, B.C. Canada has announced that a new refrigeration system for ice production using a fluorocarbon refrigerant thought to be a HFO/HFC blend...

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29.05.2018

CHILLER RANGE AVAILABLE WITH HFC, HFC/HFO-AZEOTROPE OR HFO REFRIGERANT

A complete chiller range can now use non-flammable HFC/HFO azeotrope R-513A as an alternative to HFC-134a. The GWP of 631 is less than half that of HFC-134a and...

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28.05.2018

IN BRIEF – JUNE 2018

The very short atmospheric lifetimes (days) means that HFOs do not accumulate in the atmosphere and result in very low global warming potentials (GWPs) (<10,...

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28.05.2018

R-404A REPLACEMENT GATHERS PACE USING HFC/HFO BLENDS

The use of non-flammable and mildly flammable HFC/HFO blends replacements for R-404A continues to expand for retrofit and new installations. • Recent Swedish...

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27.05.2018

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG JUNE 2018

REVISED AND UPDATED WEBPAGES: Sterilants,  Fire Extinguishants & Solvents These webpages on "Applications" section have been updated to take account...

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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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