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01 April 2017 News

NEW LOW GWP HFOs AND HFCs REFRIGERANT BLENDS DEVELOPED AS SUBSTITUTES TO HIGH GWP HFCs

Research continues to develop solutions to replace high GWP HFC refrigerants, mainly R-404A (GWP 3,922 – Note 1), R-410A (GWP 2,088) and HFC-134a (GWP 1,430), under the F-Gas Regulation provisions r...
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16 March 2017 News

FLORENCE ART GALLERY HEATING ANG COOLING PROVIDED BY R-410A HEAT PUMPS

A contemporary art gallery in Florence has installed 2 multi-purpose R-410A based heat pumps for the simultaneous heating and cooling of its recent building expansion. The heat pumps deliver 416 kW...
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15 March 2017 News

HFO-1336MZZ TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE HEAT PUMPS

Soon after having been proposed as a potential working fluid for high temperature heat pumps, HFO-1336mzz based heat pumps are presented by a Norwegian company, able to upgrade low temperature waste h...
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14 March 2017 News

US STUDY IDENTIFIES POTENTIALLY VIABLE CANDIDATES FOR SUBSTITUTING R-410A IN AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT

A detailed study of candidate chemicals able to replace R-410A in small air conditioning equipment has identified, after screening a comprehensive database of potential candidates, 27 fluids that had...
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13 March 2017 News

HYDROCARBON GAS CONTENT RECOGNIZED RESPONSIBLE FOR A FATAL EXPLOSION IN AUSTRALIA

Investigation of a fatal explosion that took place in 2014 in an Australian hotel and caused the death of two maintenance workers concluded that the hydrocarbon content of a refrigeration unit had bee...
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12 March 2017 News

NEW ON OUR WEBSITE – MARCH 2017

www.fluorocarbons.org, EFCTC website, has been thoroughly renovated. - Factsheets have been put together and became more informative LEARN ABOUT - Brock and Ollie VIDEO - Closing the gap. See all Br...
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07 February 2017 News

HFC BASED ORC MACHINES SUPPLY ELECTRICITY FROM SAWMILL WASTE

A 150 kW HFC-based ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) machine has been installed to deliver uninterruptible power to a developing country sawmill, to which the electricity supply was not reliable enough.
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06 February 2017 News

SERVICING R-404A MARITIME REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS WITH R-407F

A global maritime industry group has successfully tested the addition of lower GWP R-407F (GWP = 1 824) to R-404A (GWP = 3 922) refrigeration systems. Faced to the coming phase-out (note) of R-404A,...
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05 February 2017 News

HFO/HFC BLEND SAVING ENERGY WHEN REPLACING R-404A IN A BRITISH SUPERMARKET REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

A British supermarket chain has retrofitted one of its supermarket refrigeration system with R-449A (GWP = 1 397), a blend containing R-32/R-125 /R-134a/R-1234yf / (24.3/24.7/25.7/25.3 weight %) as a replacement for R-404A (GWP =3 922). The system comprises two high temperature packs and one low temperature pack.
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04 February 2017 News

ADVANCED HFC-134A AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR THE BRUSSELS ENGIE TOWER

Two HFC-134a high-performance turbo-compressors power the Brussels Engie Tower (previously called GDF Suez Tower) air conditioning system. They are almost 50% more efficient than conventional cooling equipment, and can also be used as a heat pump for recovering lost heat, which is then fed back into the heating circuit.
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01 December 2016 News

R-410A HEAT PUMP FOR HEATING A CITY OF PARIS SWIMMING POOL FROM SEWER WATER

A 80 kW R-410A water/water heat pump is the key element of a system capturing heat from sewer water to heat the water of a City of Paris swimming pool. Sewage water, being fed by sanitary and domesti...
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30 November 2016 News

SPANISH SUPERMARKETS REPLACE R-507 WITH LOWER GWP R-448A

R-448A has been selected for a Spanish supermarket chain for the conversion of around 60 stores from R-507 to the lower GWP R-448A. R-448A (blend of HFC-32/HFC-125/HFC-134a/HFO-1234yf/HFO-1234zeE, 26...
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29 November 2016 News

R-410A ROOFTOP UNITS AND HEAT PUMP FOR A NEW HIGHLY EFFICIENT ITALIAN SHOPPING CENTER

Sixteen R-410A air conditioning rooftop units and one R-410A heat pump will be installed in a new Italian shopping center. The 72,000 m2 building HVAC system has been designed with a strong focus on...
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28 November 2016 News

NEWLY DEVELOPED CIRCUIT BREAKER MONITOR GETS US R&D AWARD

A newly developed Circuit Breaker Performance Monitor and Data Acquisition System won a R&D Award for its ability to grant access to real-time information and ultimately reduce SF6 emissions. The...
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27 November 2016 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG DECEMBER 2016

NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “Brock and Ollie - Closing the gap SEE ALL BROCK & OLLIE VIDEOS here. COMING SOON :FIGAROO II - F-Gas Regulation Observatory On-lineHelpful information about the...
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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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