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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For the renovation of the the oldest Strasbourg (France) swimming pool heating system, an old gas boiler has been replaced by 2 HFC-134a geothermal heat pumps, delivering each 558 kW heating and 482 kW cooling.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HFO-1233zd(E) has been chosen for the replacement of the outdated Eurotunnel HCFC-22 refrigeration system.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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20 June 2016 News

Newsflash: No more confusion on the definition of a ‘one-component-foam’: all sizes of dispensing units are banned 1)

Over the past months, different interpretations have circulated on the definition of a “One-Component Foam” (OCF). As OCF is generally placed on the market in cans with a content of ? 1000 ml, the latter has been interpreted as a volume limit. It has been assumed by some that products fulfilling the definition of OCF in the F-Gas Regulation, but placed on the market in larger dispensing units, would not be covered by the ban in Annex III, point 8.
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07 June 2016 News

New video – Brock & Ollie – Closing the gap

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01 June 2016 News

2015 : HFCs CONTRIBUTE UNDER 0.9 % TO ATMOSPHERIC GREENHOUSE GASES

The US NOAA has released its 2015 update of the AGGI, intended to follow the evolution of the radiative forcing of greenhouse gases.
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31 May 2016 News

SUPERCOOLING AND SUPERCHILLING OF FOODSTUFF INCREASE FOOD SHELF LIFE AND REDUCE WASTE

As part of an EU funded project, FRISBEE (Food Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumer Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimization along cold chain in Europe), supercooling and superchilling tests have demonstrated the potential to enable safe, high quality and long term storage of food without detrimental food quality effects for the consumer.
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30 May 2016 News

NEW HFC BASED CHILLER OFFERING HIGHEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY

A new inverter screw water-cooled chiller range has been put on the market, achieving a high energy efficiency, especially at part load, typically 97% of the operating time.
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29 May 2016 News

BRITISH HEAT PUMP PRODUCT OF THE YEAR FOR AN INNOVATIVE HFC BASED AIR SOURCE AIR PUMP

A new generation of R-410A based air source heat pumps got the British Heat Pump Product of the Year 2016 award.
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28 May 2016 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG JUNE 2016

Updated Factsheet Nr 8 “Trifluoroacetic Acid and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)or Hydrofluoro-olefines (HFOs) Special Review : “Understanding TFA” EPEE Video : The EU F-Gas Phasedown NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “The Revised F-Gas Regulation: What does it mean?” 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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02 May 2016 News

“CHEMICAL” AND “NATURAL” REFRIGERANTS

In a paper published in ACR News – April 2016, addressing the signification of “chemical” or “natural” refrigerants, a British Professor concludes that “the term 'natural' applied to refrigerants is an ideological obfuscation.
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01 May 2016 News

RIO SUMMER 2016 OLYMPICS TO USE ONLY HFC BASED HVAC EQUIPMENT IN NEW VENUES

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipments for the Rio 2016 Olympics will all be based on R-410A solutions in all 12 new sports arenas and auxiliary facilities in both Barra and Deodoro Olympic Parks.
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