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01 March 2018 News

BRITISH “PUTTING INTO USE REPLACEMENT REFRIGERANTS” REPORT – 2018 EDITION

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has produced a 2nd edition of its PURR (Putting into Use Replacement Refrigerants) report. PURR first edition was produced in 2015 to help industry to ad...
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27 February 2018 News

R-407H TO REPLACE HCFC-22 IN AN AMERICAN COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSE

R-407H (GWP 1,495) has been used to replace HCFC-22 in the refrigeration system of an American warehouse. The refrigeration system had a charge of 1,450 kg was used to cool the 8,400 m3 between -1...
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26 February 2018 News

HFO-1234ZE AS LOW GWP PROPELLANT FOR TECHNICAL AEROSOLS APPLICATIONS

HFO-1234zeE, with a GWP of <1, is being used as a propellant for aerosol applications including cleaners, warning systems, marine navigation and novelties. It is non-flammable, is exempt from VO...
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25 February 2018 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG MARCH 2018

EFCTC POSITION PAPER ON THE EVALUATION OF THE EU ODS REGULATION (1005/2009) The evaluation process of the ODS Regulation provides an opportunity to streamline the regulation to reflect the successes...
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29 January 2018 News

HFO-123ZE ENERGY EFFICIENT CHILLER FOR A GERMAN LEADING MACHINERY MANUFACTURER

A leading German machinery manufacturer has replaced outdated HCFC-22 refrigeration units by two HFO-1234ze chillers of 600 kW refrigeration capacity each. The chillers cool the production units an...
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28 January 2018 News

HFC-134A EFFICIENT CHILLERS FOR CRUISE SHIPS

Originally designed for navy ships, HFC-134a chillers will be installed on cruise liners. Two vessels 236 m long will be equipped with four HFC-134a chillers, totaling a cooling capacity of 12 MW....
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27 January 2018 News

NEW HCFO REFRIGERANT FOR LOW PRESSURE CHILLERS

HCFO-1224ydZ, (Z)CF3-CF=CHCl, has been added by ASHRAE as low GWP and non flammable refrigerant. It has a boiling point of 14 C, a GWP < 1. See new EFCTC Fact Sheet in the Learn About section :...
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26 January 2018 News

DIRECT SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF THE OZONE LAYER CONFIRM THE LINK BETWEEN THE ODS PHASE-OUT AND THE OZONE HOLE RECOVERY

Using direct satellite observations of the Antarctic ozone layer, NASA scientists have been able to link the 20 percent decrease in ozone depletion from 2005 to 2016 with the decline of stratospheric...
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25 January 2018 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG FEBRUARY 2018

Welcome to www.fluorocarbons.org our new website, where you will find all relevant fluorocarbons information easily. We offer a "Learn About" section which includes : "Climate change, Global war...
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04 December 2017 News

THE HFC KIGALI AMENDMENT ENTRY INTO FORCE ON 1 JANUARY 2019

After being agreed on October 15, 2016 at the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol had to be ratified by 20 parties to trigger its entry...
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03 December 2017 News

R-455A REPLACING CO2 IN A GERMAN SUPERMARKET

A German supermarket has just been renovated and made the choice of an R-455A ice-water loop for its medium temperature refrigeration system. Previously tried CO2 systems had encountered pressure s...
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02 December 2017 News

HFC HEAT PUMP RECOVERS A DATA CENTER WASTE HEAT AT THE FRENCH «UNIVERSITE DE BOURGOGNE»

A high temperature heat pump has been installed on the “Université de Bourgogne” campus in Lyon (France), in order to recover the waste heat from the University’s Data center cooling system....
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01 December 2017 News

ANTARCTIC OZONE HOLE 2017 THE SMALLEST SINCE 1988, BECAUSE OF WARMER AIR IN THE STRATOSPHERE

The size of the 2017 Antarctic Ozone Hole was the smallest on record since 1988, and lasted a few weeks less than the average. It reached a maximum of 19.7 million km2 on September 11th, 2017, sign...
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30 November 2017 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG

Log-book update Our 2014 Logbook will be completely redesigned, adding new functionalities and updated with all the new blends. In order to fit your specific needs, EFCTC is conducting a surve...
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20 November 2017 News

EFCTC joins the Parties to celebrate 30 years of the Montreal Protocol

Thirty years ago governments met in Montreal and reached agreement on the Montreal Protocol, the world’s most successful environmental treaty. At that time, the focus was on protecting the ozone lay...
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07 November 2017 News

HFO BASED POLYURETHANE FOAM FOR THE INSULATION OF A NEW LONDON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

HFO-1336mzz blown polyurethane spray foam has been used for the insulation of 6,000 m2 of the Boxton Croydon Development in London, an innovative commercial park concept composed of 70 assembled shipp...
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06 November 2017 News

R-410A HEAT PUMP FOR HEATING AND COOLING AN ENERGY NEUTRAL GERMAN OFFICE BUILDING

A German company active in technical building services has designed its new head office building with a very innovative energy concept, combining photo-voltaic electricity generation, solar/air absorb...
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05 November 2017 News

ASERCOM COMMENTS ON ISSUES REGARDING REFRIGERANTS COMPLYING WITH THE F-GAS REGULATION

ASERCOM (Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers) has published a Statement regarding the choice of refrigerants in order to comply with the GWP upper limits of 2,500 by 2020 set...
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04 November 2017 News

DEADLY AMMONIA ACCIDENT IN A CANADIAN ARENA DRAWS ATTENTION TO AMMONIA SAFETY

An ammonia accident in a British Columbia - Canada, arena took their life to three workers in charge of maintenance work. The accident has drawn attention to the risks of ammonia in refrigeration s...
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03 November 2017 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG NOVEMBER 2017

Logbook Update Our 2014 Logbook will be completely redesigned, adding new functionalities and updated with all the new blends. In order to fit your specific needs, EFCTC is conducting a survey and i...
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03 October 2017 News

2016 : HFCs CONTRIBUTE UNDER 0.9 % TO ATMOSPHERIC GREENHOUSE GASES

The US NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has released its 2015 update of the AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index), intended to follow the evolution of the radiative forcing (ability...
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02 October 2017 News

HFC BASED HEAT PUMPS PROJECT FOR AN ITALIAN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING RECEIVES AN INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

A R-410A heat pump project has received an “International achievement award” for incorporating an air conditioning system for its offices and production units within a company’s internal heating...
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01 October 2017 News

CHANGES TO WORKING PRACTICES WITH THE USE OF A2L REFRIGERANTS

REFCOM, the British F-gas certification body, has published a technical bulletin “WORKING WITH LOWER FLAMMABILITY REFRIGERANTS”, as a number of HFC alternatives chemicals of blends are “mildly f...
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30 September 2017 News

NEW HFO BASED PERFORMANCE SOLVENTS

New performance solvents based on HFO-1233zd(E) have been proposed for the European market. These technical solvents are used for cleaning electrical components or printed circuit boards, among others...
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