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16 November 2018 News

EFCTC COMMENT ON TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR NON-FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS

Flammability risks are a main concern, along with energy efficiency and reliability, for transport applications and affect current and future refrigerant choices. Non-flammable HFCs continue to be wid...
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15 November 2018 News

ALL ELECTRIC DELIVERY VANS USE HFC-134a REFRIGERATION UNITS FOR URBAN DELIVERIES

The new car-derived refrigerated vans, equipped with the all-electric refrigeration system using non-flammable HFC-134a, support plans to comply with the tightening emissions legislation. The all-elec...
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14 November 2018 News

NON-FLAMMABLE HFC/HFO REFRIGERANTS APPROVED FOR USE IN BUS AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

A European manufacturer has announced approval for the use of non-flammable R-513A and R-450A as lower GWP alternatives to R-134a in its bus air conditioning systems. With the alternative refrigerants...
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13 November 2018 News

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED AIR CARGO TRANSPORT OF OVER 1.8 MILLION DOSES OF VACCINES IN A SINGLE FLIGHT

The transport of over 25 tonnes of vaccines from Europe to Brazil on a single flight required 36 temperature controlled containers using vapour compression cycle. Typically, active air freight contain...
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12 November 2018 News

HFC-410A CHILLERS TO BE USED FOR COOLING NEW METRO LINE STATION

Specially customized high-performance chillers using non-flammable HFC-410A are to be used for London’s Elizabeth Line underground project to meet the stringent fire safety materials standards requi...
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11 November 2018 News

HFC-134a USED FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY ROOF TOP TRAIN AIR-CONDITIONER

The roof top train air conditioner, designed for heavy duty applications including passenger cabins, electrical cabinets on rail vehicles uses non-flammable HFC-134a and has a maximum operating temper...
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10 November 2018 News

IN BRIEF NON-FLAMMABLE FLUOROCARBON REFRIGERANTS FOR TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

  Download PDF: Non flamable fluorocarbon refrigerants and GWPs FAS AR4 for transport refrigeration and transportations systems  ...
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09 November 2018 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG NOVEMBER 2018

NEW THE EFCTC RECORD KEEPING TOOL Can help your compliance with the F-Gas Regulation. The revised and updated EFCTC Log-book is available in several languages, with Apps for Android and IoS for easy r...
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18 October 2018 News

DISTRICT COOLING PLANT EXPANDED USING HFO BASED CENTRIFUGAL CHILLERS

The expansion of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) district cooling plant has been achieved by the installation of six centrifugal chillers which used HFO based next-generation, low-global w...
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18 October 2018 News

EFCTC COMMENT ON IIR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE APPLICATION OF HFO REFRIGERANTS

EFCTC members developed and now produce HFOs, and designed HFO/HFC blends having a range of properties making them suitable for various applications. The first HFO Conference shows just how far the un...
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18 October 2018 News

HFO BASED HIGH TEMPERATURE INDUSTRIAL HEAT PUMP BOOSTS WASTE HEAT UP TO 160°C

A high temperature heat pump, which works with HFO-1336mzz(Z) as refrigerant can generate heat up to 160°C from waste heat and other low-temperature heat sources, avoiding the use of fossil fuel ener...
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18 October 2018 News

HFO POLYURETHANE FOAM SOLUTION DELIVERS IMPROVED THERMAL INSULATION AND WEIGHT REDUCTION

A new HFO polyurethane foam insulation solution for refrigerated cold-drink vending machines helps meet the more stringent Energy Star version 4.0 (USA energy consumption standard) and also delivers w...
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18 October 2018 News

HFO/HFC BLEND SELECTED FOR PORTABLE COLD STORES DUE TO TECHNICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

R-454A, a HFO/HFC A2L refrigerant, with a GWP of 239, has been selected for European portable coldstores. Other refrigerants such as CO2, hydrocarbons or ammonia proved unsuitable for this project bec...
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18 October 2018 News

IN BRIEF: SAFETY PROPERTIES OF REFRIGERANTS TOXICITY AND FLAMMABILITY

HVAC standards, such as EN-378, use refrigerant flammability and toxicity properties safety properties to define refrigerant classifications and practical limits for systems for different access categ...
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27 August 2018 News

EFCTC COMMENT ON STUDY ON TFA IN RIVERS IN GERMANY AND RIVERS AS SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER

A recent scientific paper describes a comprehensive study on the quantities of trifluoroacetate (TFA) found in major rivers across Germany. Following this study, it has been claimed that HFO-1234yf h...
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26 August 2018 News

2017 : HFCs CONTRIBUTE UNDER 1.0% TO ATMOSPHERIC GREENHOUSE GASES

The US NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has released its 2017 update of the AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index), which follows the evolution of the radiative forcing (ability of a...
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25 August 2018 News

EFCTC COMMENT ON TRAJECTORIES OF THE EARTH SYSTEM IN THE ANTHROPOCENE AND HFC PHASE-DOWN

The recent study, Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene, widely reported as ‘Hothouse Earth’ emphasises the need to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions as one of the measures that could...
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24 August 2018 News

EU SATELLITE RELEASES FIRST DATA ON AIR POLLUTANTS: US EPA EXEMPTS HFO-1336mzz(Z) FROM VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) REGULATION

The first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen di...
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23 August 2018 News

CHILLING PROSPECTS: PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE COOLING FOR ALL

The new “Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All” report outlines recommendations on how to increase access to affordable and sustainable cooling solutions throughout the world....
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22 August 2018 News

IN BRIEF: MONITORING FLUOROCARBON EMISSIONS AND LINKING TO SOURCES

Following the recent report on a rise in CFC-11 emissions in Asia, here is a brief explanation of how fluorocarbon emissions are linked to sources. For many years atmospheric monitoring stations aroun...
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21 August 2018 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG SEPTEMBER 2018

REVISED and updated table of major fluorocarbon molecules. Find it here. NEW IN OUR LIBRARY TEAP Decision XXIX/10 Task Force Report on issues related to energy efficiency while phasing down hy...
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09 July 2018 News

Study on TFA in rivers in Germany – unrelated to the breakdown of HFOs

A recent scientific paper by Scheurer and colleagues describes a comprehensive study on the quantities of trifluoroacetate found in major rivers across Germany. The paper has important conclusions...
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28 June 2018 News

EFCTC COMMENT ON CONTAINMENT LOWER GWP REFRIGERANTS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION

The F-Gas Regulation and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol are contributing to the introduction of lower GWP refrigerants, including HFCs, HFC/HFO-blends and HFOs. EFCTC agrees with the co...
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28 June 2018 News

EFCTC COMMENT ON THE UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN GLOBAL EMISSIONS OF OZONE-DEPLETING CFC-11

The Montreal Protocol has successfully phased out the legal production of CFCs worldwide. EFCTC shares the widespread concern that the emissions of CFC-11 reported in the paper by Montzka et al may be...
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