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07 November 2016 News

HFCs refrigerants retained in us air conditioners and heat pumps energy efficiency standards

For the U.S. Department of Energy national energy conservation standards, proposed for commercial unitary air conditionersand heat pumps, hydrocarbons or other alternative refrigerants to HFCs were not considered as design options for improving the energy
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03 November 2016 News

THE KIGALI HFC AMENDMENT TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

The 28th Meeting of the Parties (MOP28) to the Montreal Protocol, held in Kigali, Rwanda, has adopted an amendment for a global cap and reduction for HFC consumption and production on a GWP-weighted basis.  
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02 November 2016 News

QUEBEC AUTHORITIES INCLUDE HFCS IN AN ARENAS REFRIGERATION UPGRADE BUDGET

For the modernization of arenas refrigeration systems still using HCFC-22 (and a few CFC-12) in Quebec (Canada), the "Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport » (MELS) has decided to subsidize projects based on ammonia, CO2 or new fluorocarbons refrigerant blends with a GWP lower than 700.  
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01 November 2016 News

R-410A CHILLERS FOR THE FRANKFURT AIRPORT PIER A-PLUS

R-410A VRF chillers have been installed for the comfort cooling of the customer area in the recent Frankfurt Airport Pier-A Plus.
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31 October 2016 News

OZONE HOLE 2016 BACK TO NORMAL

The 2016 Antarctic Ozone Hole size reached 23 million km2, 5 million km2 smaller than the record 2015 hole, whose larger size was due to colder-than-average temperatures in the stratosphere, while warmer temperatures were encountered this year.
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30 October 2016 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG NOVEMBER 2016

NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “Brock and Ollie - Closing the gap LOG-BOOK : UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD ON OUR SITE NEW LINKS ADDEDScientific & Industrial OrganisationsAFEAS (Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study)
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05 October 2016 News

HFC-134A GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS HELP REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION AT A FRENCH SWIMMING POOL BY A FACTOR OF FIVE

For the renovation of the the oldest Strasbourg (France) swimming pool heating system, an old gas boiler has been replaced by 2 HFC-134a geothermal heat pumps, delivering each 558 kW heating and 482 k...
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04 October 2016 News

HFO-1234ZE CHILLER SELECTED FOR A BRITISH SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

An HFO-1233ze based reciprocating chiller has been chosen for the HFO’s very low GWP of 1, to cool the new Centre for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, which is designed to be carbon neutral.
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03 October 2016 News

MYSTERY OF CARBON TETRACHLORIDE LARGELY SOLVED

Carbon Tetrachloride (CCl4) is an Ozone Depleting Substance with a relatively high ODP value of 1.1 (Montreal Protocol value). In response to continued questions about the discrepancy between CCl4 atmospheric observations and reported production and consumption, a workshop on "The Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride" was organized in October 2015 by the SPARC activity on CCl4   
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02 October 2016 News

HFC-134A GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS HELP REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION AT A FRENCH SWIMMING POOL BY A FACTOR OF FIVE

For the renovation of the the oldest Strasbourg (France) swimming pool heating system, an old gas boiler has been replaced by 2 HFC-134a geothermal heat pumps, delivering each 558 kW heating and 482 kW cooling.  
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01 October 2016 News

HFO-1234ZE SELECTED FOR INTEGRAL SKIN POLYURETHANE FOAMS

HFO-1234ze has found another use as an innovative blowing agent for integral skin polyurethane foams, providing excellent foam performances and minimizing the environmental impact.   
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30 September 2016 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG OCTOBER 2016

NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “Brock and Ollie - Closing the gap" NEW ON FIGAROOFollowing the entry into force of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014, an updated Figaroo section will be available soon. LOG-BOOK : UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD ON OUR SITE
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27 September 2016 News

Austria: HFOs – Regulatory position

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.   
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05 September 2016 News

ANTARCTIC OZONE LAYER STARTS TO MEND

Researchers have demonstrated that, following the decrease of the atmospheric concentrations of ODS (ozone depleting substances), the antarctic ozone layer has begun to mend.
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04 September 2016 News

FRENCH HVAC REFRIGERANTS RECOVERY MANAGEMENT COULD PREVENT THE EMISSION OF 68 M TONNES CO2-EQUIVALENT UNTIL 2030

During the Montreal Protocol’s OEWG 38 in Vienna, the French association ADC3R presented in a side event the French end of life management system for fluorinated refrigerants,
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03 September 2016 News

HFO-1233zd(E) CHOSEN FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE CHANNEL TUNNEL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

HFO-1233zd(E) has been chosen for the replacement of the outdated Eurotunnel HCFC-22 refrigeration system.
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02 September 2016 News

HFC BASED REPLACEMENT PROJECT FOR ONE OF THE LONDON CANARY WHARF BUILDINGS RECEIVES AN AWARD AND IS SHORTLISTED FOR TWO MORE

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 %.
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01 September 2016 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG SEPTEMBER 2016

Special Review on: Understanding TFA NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “Brock and Ollie - Closing the gap NEW ON FIGAROO : an updated Figaroo section will be available soon LOG-BOOK : UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD ON OUR SITE NEW IN OUR LIBRARY : Updated version of Public Reports - Ozone
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29 August 2016 News

Special Review on : Understanding TFA

See: https://www.fluorocarbons.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EFCTC-Infographics-7_Trifluoroacetic_Acid_TFA.pdf...
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05 July 2016 News

HFO-1234ZE(E) SELECTED FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT CHILLERS AND HEAT PUMPS, ABLE TO PRODUCE HIGHER TEMPERATURE WARM WATER

A large HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) manufacturer has selected HFO-1234ze(E) to replace HFC-134a in a new range of chilled water production and heat pumps using screw compressors.
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04 July 2016 News

HFC-245FA ORC SYSTEM RECOVERING WASTE HEAT ABOARD LARGE SHIPS, SELECTED FOR THE EU «LEANSHIPS» RESEARCH PROJECT

An HFC-245fa based Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system is being developed as part of the UE funded "LeanShips" research project, aiming at reducing the environmental impact of large ships.
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03 July 2016 News

R-410A BASED HEAT PUMPS FOR THREE FRENCH STADIUMS HOSTING EURO2016 FOOTBALL MATCHES

R-410A based reversible and multi-purpose heat pumps have been installed in three French stadiums hosting the finals of the Euro2016 football competition.  
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02 July 2016 News

US RESEARCH PROJECT ON MILDLY FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS

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.
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01 July 2016 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG JULY-AUGUST 2016

EPEE Video : The EU F-Gas Phasedown NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “Brock and Ollie - Closing the gap NEW ON FIGAROO LOG-BOOK : UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD ON OUR SITE NEW IN OUR LIBRARY    
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