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25.02.2019

NEW MANAGER FOR EUROPEAN FLUOROCARBONS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (EFCTC) AND EUROPEAN CHLORINATED SOLVENTS ASSOCIATION (ECSA) SECTOR GROUPS

This month Angelica Candido started at Euro Chlor as Cefic Sector Group Manager for the ECSA and EFCTC Sector Groups. Previously she worked as a toxicologist f...

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21.02.2019

EFCTC COMMENT ON THE F-GAS CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVE MARKET INTEGRITY

In our 2018 year-end review we noted three challenges for the HFC sector under the F-Gas Regulation - illegal imports, market bans for high GWP refrigerants and...

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20.02.2019

R-410A REPLACEMENTS OPTIONS VARY BY APPLICATION FOR AIR-CONDITIONING

R-32, a mildly flammable (A2L) lower GWP refrigerant, is widely used in the EU and Asia as an alternative to R-410A for residential and commercial air-condition...

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19.02.2019

FREE COOLING REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR R-32 CHILLER

Free cooling can eliminate the requirement for mechanical cooling when ambient conditions allow. For some systems mechanical pumping of the refrigerant or fluid...

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18.02.2019

HEAT PUMP TUMBLE DRYER USES LOWER GWP R-450A TO REPLACE R-134A

Non-flammable R-134a is widely used for heat pump tumble dryers providing reduced energy consumption of up to 50% compared to condenser dryers. A dryer manufact...

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17.02.2019

IN BRIEF DETECTION OF SHORT ATMOSPHERIC LIFETIME REFRIGERANT GASES

Now that HFOs are becoming more widely used in the EU, very low atmospheric concentrations (typically below 1 ppt parts per trillion) can be detected . Backgrou...

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16.02.2019

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – MARCH 2019

REVISED AND UPDATED WEBPAGES: The Applications for HFCs and HFOs (including HCFOs) are being updated to take account of the increasing use of lower GWP fluo...

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31.01.2019

EFCTC COMMENT ON THE INCREASING USE OF HFOs AND HCFOs

The EEA Report on Fluorinated greenhouse gases in 2018 shows that the use of very low GWP HFOs and HCFOs has significantly increased over the 3 years to the end...

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30.01.2019

AVERAGE GWP CONTINUES TO FALL AND EU HFC EMISSIONS DECREASE

The average GWP of HFCs/HFOs placed on the EU market has decreased by about 23% since the phase-out of HCFCs at the end 2009 and has fallen every year since the...

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