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30 June 2014 News

NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE HFC AIR CONDITIONING TO PRESERVE MICHELANGELO’S FRESCOES IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL

As part of an effort to preserve Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Vatican Sistine Chapel, decorating the vaulted ceiling rising to 20.7m, a new HFC Air Conditioning system is being installed, replacing an early 1990 outdated system, which was designed to handle far fewer visitors.  
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29 June 2014 News

HFC BLOWN INSULATING FOAM PROVIDES ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND VISITOR COMFORT TO AN EXHIBIT HALL

The Pacific Science Center 1,900 m2 exhibit hall in Seattle (USA) has  been re-insulated to improve temperature control and energy efficiency, using sprayed HFC blown polyurethane foam.
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28 June 2014 News

US APPLIANCES MANUFACTURERS CHALLENGE HFC PROPOSED PHASE-DOWN ON THE GROUNDS OF SAFETY AND COSTS

On the grounds of safety, costs and the freedom of refrigerant choice, the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) has raised objections towards a proposed regulation " Rule 19- Climate-friendly Refrigerant Alternatives" from the US EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program.
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27 June 2014 News

HEATING A GERMAN INDUSTRY HALL WITH A HFC CHILLER

A HFC based VRV chiller, working as a heat pump, has been installed to provide underfloor heating for a new industrial hall at a leading German manufacturer of temporary tent structures.
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26 June 2014 News

ERRATUM

Newsletter n° 118: New HFOs proposed to cover HCFC and HFC alternate solutions.
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25 June 2014 News

NEW LINK ADDED – July 2014

Applications of Fluorocarbons - RefrigerationComposition of Refrigerant Blends (US EPA accepted)
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02 June 2014 News

F-GAS LEGISLATION ENTERS INTO FORCE

The revised F-gas Regulation 517 (2014), repealing the former Regulation 842 (2006) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 20 May 2014.
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01 June 2014 News

HFC REPORTED EMISSIONS GROWTH FOR ANNEX 1 COUNTRIES MUCH SLOWER SINCE 2000 – RAPID EMISSIONS GROWTH IN CHINA

A recent scientific paper shows that, while HFC emissions calculated from atmospheric measurements have grown significantly from 1995 to 2012 (up to 700 Gigatonnes/year CO2 eq.), HFC emissions reported to UNFCCC have actually shown a much slower growth since 1998-2000 (settling about 200-300 Gigatonnes/year CO2 eq.).
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31 May 2014 News

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE HFC BASED ORC TURBINE ADDRESSING THE MARKET FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE WASTE HEAT ENERGY RECOVERY

A French startup has developed an innovative very compact micro-turbine, based on an ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle), able to recover energy from smaller sources than traditional larger ORC projects.
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30 May 2014 News

NEW HFOs PROPOSED TO COVER HCFC AND HFC ALTERNATE SOLUTIONS

Complementing established HFOs, new HFO molecules and blends have been developed for specific applications.
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29 May 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – JUNE 2014

Update of the Page Review of the Regulation Factsheet “Massive growth in HFCs is not considered likely in the IPCC Scenarios” Factsheet “Global Temperature change Potential compared to Global Warming Potential”
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23 May 2014 News

The revised F-Gas Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union

The revised F-Gas Regulation No 517/2014 has been published on May 20 in the Official Journal of the European Union. The text enters into force on June 9 and will apply from 2015 onwards.
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15 May 2014 News

European HFC Producers support action under the Montreal Protocol for a consumption cap and reduction of HFCs

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC)  encourages Parties to the Montreal Protocol to move forward with a constructive dialogue to achieve an agreement for a global cap and reduction for HFC consumption on a GWP-weighted basis, building on the submission to the Secretariat of the Montreal Protocol of a proposal for an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reduce the production and consumption.
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05 May 2014 News

SCIENTIC STUDY OF STRATOSPHERIC AIR CIRCULATION SUGGESTS AN EARLIER OZONE LAYER RECOVERY

CFCs are generally very stable in the troposphere and degrade to release ozone destroying chlorine only in the stratosphere. Such Ozone Depleting Substance are carried to the stratosphere by natural air circulation and so the rate of addition of chlorine to the stratosphere is  linked to the rate of exchange of air between troposphere and stratosphere and the length of time it remains there.
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04 May 2014 News

HFC REFRIGERATION FOR THE NEW FRENCH LOUVRE-LENS MUSEUM

The Louvre-Lens, a new branch of the prestigious Paris Louvre museum has been built in Lens (Northern France). HFC-134a chillers have been installed to meet stringent requirements for a constant indoor temperature and humidity, in order to ensure the preservation of the sensitive art works in the exhibition and storage areas.
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03 May 2014 News

CLIMATE MITIGATION POLICIES MUST FOCUS IN PARALLEL ON HFCS AND ON CO2 SAYS AN ACADEMIC STUDY

Considering the role of SLCP (short-life climate pollutants, i.e. CH4, black carbon, tropospheric ozone and HFCs) in climate mitigation strategies, a recent academic study concluded that “Parallel strategies must focus on long- and short-lived pollutants, but not at the cost of reducing pressure for action on CO2.”
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02 May 2014 News

HISTORIC UK BUILDING REFURBISHED WITH HFC UNDER FLOOR AIR CONDITIONING

An early 20th century historic building in London Soho has been refurbished with Under Floor Air Conditioning working with HFCs.
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01 May 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – MAY 2014

Update of the Page Review of the Regulation Update of the Page Events
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14 April 2014 News

Council adopts regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases

Find here the text. Accompanying documents: PE-CONS 1/14 COR 1 7929/14ADD1 The final text will be published on the Official Journal soon. It  will enter into force twenty days after the publicati...
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02 April 2014 News

PARIS MUSEE D’ORSAY EQUIPPED WITH HFC AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

The prestigious Musée d’Orsay in Paris has recently installed a new HFC-based Air Conditioning system for preserving its sensitive indoor environment, crucial to the works of art and providing comfort and safety to 3.5 million-plus visitors a year and its staff.
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01 April 2014 News

VERY SERIOUS AMMONIA ACCIDENTS

Since the publication of the Factsheet on refrigerant-related accidents, several serious ammonia refrigeration accidents have occurred unfortunatey.
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31 March 2014 News

IIR INFORMATION NOTE ON CONTAINMENT OF REFRIGERANTS

IIR’s Informatory Note on Containment of Refrigerants within Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems focuses on the environmental impact of refrigerant leakage and also on the impact on system reliability, efficiency and economics of operation.
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30 March 2014 News

NEW EUROPEAN “REAL ALTERNATIVES” PROGRAMME ADDRESSES SKILLS SHORTAGES OVER LOW GWP REFRIGERANTS

REAL Alternatives is a new initiative to address skills shortages regarding low-GWP refrigerants (CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbon and HFO refrigerants), focusing on improving knowledge in the service and maintenance of these refrigerants in new systems from the point of view of safety, efficiency, reliability and containment.
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29 March 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – APRIL 2014

Update of the page Review of the Regulation Update of the page Coming events
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