Safety, properties & use of fluorocarbons

06.09.2016

‘Natural’ refrigerants?

There is no real distinction between the processing required for any refrigerant, whether it occurs naturally in any useable form or is produced by chemical syn...

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06.09.2016

Alternative refrigerants or HFCs: an obvious choice? Safety first when choosing a refrigerant!

The refrigeration and air-conditioning industry selects refrigerants on the basis of a number of criteria which include safety, energy efficiency and environmen...

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06.09.2016

End of life HFCs

When any piece of equipment reaches the end of its service life, it is good practice to attempt to recover all of the components for safe disposal or, better st...

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06.09.2016

Hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) – overview

HFOs contain hydrogen, fluorine and carbon like the HFCs, but they are distinctly different. They are olefins, which mean they have very short atmospheric lifet...

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06.09.2016

Lessons from replacing CFCs in Europe

Replacing CFCs in Europe, a consequence of their phase-out under the Montreal Protocol and the subsequent EU Regulation, has been an opportunity to lower the qu...

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06.09.2016

Maximum Recommended Guidance Levels (MRGLs) for impurities in fluorocarbons

A methodology has been derived by EFCTC for estimation of acceptable levels of impurities or contaminants in chemical products, meaning by “acceptable levels...

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06.09.2016

Nomenclature of (H)(C)FCs and HFOs

The combination of letter and numbers in the names of (H)(C)FCs and HFOs give a direct indication of their molecular structure....

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06.09.2016

PFCs

The abbreviation PFCs is being used for two different classes of classes of products. PFCs (perfluorocarbons), covered by the Kyoto Protocol, are organofluorine...

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