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03 March 2014 News

TRADING BETWEEN CO2 AND HFCS OR METHANE EMISSIONS REDUCTION STRATEGIES SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED

Having considered emission reduction strategies for CO2 and compared them with strategies for SLCP (note 1) a recent scientific paper concludes that the strategies should be pursued in parallel to mitigate future global temperature increase.
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02 March 2014 News

SAFETY FIRST WHEN CHOOSING A REFRIGERANT

As refrigerant use practices are constantly evolving, particularly to establish which refrigerants are suitable for which applications, EFCTC has published a factsheet presenting objective basic accident and incident statistics for all refrigerants types, including alternative refrigerants and Fluorocarbons.
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01 March 2014 News

HEAT PUMPS ENERGY USE REDUCTION IS KEY TO LOWERING THEIR TOTAL CLIMATE IMPACT

A Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) study of three different Residential Heat Pumps models, comparing R410A, HFC-134a and HFO-1234yf, has shown that the direct impact of refrigerant leakage and end-of-life loss is respectively only 7.6, 5.3 and
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28 February 2014 News

NEW HCFO WITH A HIGHER BOILING POINT PROPOSED AS POLYURETHANE BLOWING AGENT AND SOLVENT

HCFO-1233zdE, a chloro-fluorinated molecule (CHCl=CH-CF3 or trifluorochloropropene) has a boiling point of 18.6C, and has been developed to cover applications for which the boiling point of other HFOs is too low.
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27 February 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – MARCH 2014

Update of the Page Major HFO molecules Update of the Page Events
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01 February 2014 News

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT/COUNCIL AGREEMENT ON THE REVISION OF THE F-GAS REGULATION

The final agreed text for the F-Gas Regulation review was approved by Member States Ambassadors on 17th December 2013. It will be sent to the Parliament and Council for final approval.
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31 January 2014 News

MOST USED HFOS HAVE A GWP BELOW OR EQUAL TO CO2, ACCORDING TO IPCC NEW REPORT

Having reviewed the published scientific information, in particular the recent publication by Hodnebrog and al, IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Working Group I - The Physical Science Basis has revised the GWP (Global Warming Potential) of Fluorocarbons.
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30 January 2014 News

SF6 INSULATED SUBSTATIONS HAVE A BETTER LIFE CYCLE IMPACT THAN AIR INSULATED ONES

Having evaluated the Life Cycle Characteristics (cost, reliability, environmental impact) of electrical substations, a recent study concludes that SF6 insulated substations (GIS) perform better than air insulated ones (AIS).
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29 January 2014 News

NEW SUPERCRITICAL HFC-134A ORC SYSTEM WITH INCREASED ENERGY EFFICIENCY

A new two-stage supercritical HFC-134a ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology has been demonstrated to be 15-20 % more efficient than commonly installed single stage subcritical turbines.
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28 January 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – FEBRUARY 2014

Update of the Page Review of the Regulation after the EU Parliament/Council Agreement on the Revision Factsheets on published refrigerant-related accidents New link added: IIR Working Party on LCCP Evaluation
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