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27 June 2018 News

CHANNEL TUNNEL’S ENERGY USE 33% LOWER WITH NEW HCFO COOLING SYSTEM

The Channel Tunnel requires a cooling system due to heat generated by the high-speed trains. The large capacity chiller system using non-flammable HCFO-1233zd(E) has reduced energy use by 33% compared...
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26 June 2018 News

NEW HIGH EFFICIENCY HFC-32 CHILLER RANGE AVAILABLE FOR COOLING AND HEAT RECOVERY APPLICATIONS

A new HFC-32 air-cooled scroll chiller range has improved seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) by 10% and reduced refrigerant GWP by 67% compared to the previous R-410A chiller range. The chillers...
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25 June 2018 News

NEW R-449A SHIP CATERING REFRIGERATION UNITS REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 40%

A UK-based ferry company has replaced its R-404A catering refrigeration units reducing energy consumption by 40% compared to the replaced units. The new units use the lower GWP HFC/HFO-refrigerant R-4...
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24 June 2018 News

HFC-32 HYBRID VRF HEAT PUMP AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM OFFERS ENHANCED EFFICIENCY

Hybrid VRF combines variable refrigerant flow and chiller technologies. It uses water throughout the majority of the pipework to transfer simultaneous heating and cooling to different rooms and offers...
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23 June 2018 News

IN BRIEF GLOBAL MDI USE & PROPELLANT CO2e TRENDS

It is over 20 years since the introduction of HFC MDIs, and CFCs, first used for MDIs in 1956, are no longer used globally. Recently fluorocarbon propellants with a GWP less than 150 are being evaluat...
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22 June 2018 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG JULY-AUGUST 2018

EFCTC COMMENT ON THE UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN GLOBAL EMISSIONS OF OZONE-DEPLETING CFC-11 Find the complete statement here. EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR JUNE IN BRIEF on HFOs and atmospheric breakdown pr...
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31 May 2018 News

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 and environmental properties and their te...
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30 May 2018 News

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 will replace the ammonia plant following...
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29 May 2018 News

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 has the same A1 refrigerant safety clas...
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28 May 2018 News

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, typically 2 or less). TFA (trifluoroace...
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28 May 2018 News

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 study reporting performance data of R-4...
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27 May 2018 News

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 of recent developments. See also:  htt...
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30 April 2018 News

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 feature noted reports of illegal imports and e...
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29 April 2018 News

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 1 January 2025. At the recent Mostra Con...
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28 April 2018 News

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 convert king grass (a recently introduced r...
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27 April 2018 News

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 Aid & Development Convention & Exh...
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26 April 2018 News

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 syphon effect, to drive a refrigeration...
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25 April 2018 News

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 (assumes all HCFC-22) http://ozone.unep.org/en/...
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23 April 2018 News

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 European Commission is co-financing a cons...
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03 April 2018 News

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 leak, it shuts down the specific section o...
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02 April 2018 News

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. According to the manufacturer, it is the indu...
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01 April 2018 News

KIGALI AMENDMENT IMPACT ON GLOBAL WARMING

The 8th Emissions Gap Report, published by UN Environment (UNEP) estimates the potential contribution short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including HFCs, could make in the global effort to keep th...
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31 March 2018 News

HFC-134a CHILLER EXCEEDS ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS BY 35%, UPGRADEABLE TO HFO-1234ze

A new range of variable-speed screw chillers, exceeds the European Ecodesign energy performance standards by 35%. Available with HFC-134a as refrigerant, the chiller is designed with the ability to be...
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30 March 2018 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG APRIL 2018

Welcome to www.fluorocarbons.org, where you will find all relevant fluorocarbon information easily. We offer a "Learn About" section which includes : "Climate change, Global warming, & HFCs"...
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