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28.04.2019

CHILLERS INCREASINGLY USE LOWER GWP FLUOROCARBON REFRIGERANTS

A range of HFC refrigerants are used for chillers, as these span a wide range of cooling duties, and use scroll screw and centrifugal compressors. Increasingly...

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27.04.2019

IN BRIEF CHILLERS – UNDERSTANDING METRICS FOR TOTAL EMISSIONS

The total greenhouse gas emissions due to the operation of a chiller are the direct emissions of refrigerant and the indirect emissions due to energy use. The s...

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26.04.2019

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG MAY 2019

New Publication EFCTC has published a one page leaflet on Illegal Imports of HFCs Find it here: https://www.fluorocarbons.org/home/the-broad-impact-of-illegal...

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28.03.2019

2018 SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF OZONE DEPLETION UPDATE ON TFA

There is increased confidence that trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) produced from degradation of HFCs, HCFCs, and HFOs will not harm the environment over the next few...

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27.03.2019

HFO INSULATION SPRAY FOAM SELECTED AS BEST GREEN BUILDING PRODUCT

An HFO insulation spray foam has been selected as the best green building product at the 2019 International Builders’ Show in the USA. As well as a non-flamma...

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26.03.2019

HFC-32 HYBRID VRF HEAT PUMP AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM WINS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Introduced in 2018 (see EFCTC Newsletter No159 July-August 2018) the Hybrid VRF has been awarded the Low Carbon Initiative prize at the Edie Sustainability Awar...

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25.03.2019

EUROPEAN COMPANY AWARDED MOST SERVICE FRIENDLY PRODUCT FOR HFO-1234YF MOBILE AC SERVICING SYSTEM

The use of 2 fluorocarbon refrigerants for vehicle mobile air-conditioning has the potential to lead to cross contamination of R-134a or R-1234yf. Almost 100% o...

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24.03.2019

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP

EFCTC Sponsors Illegal Trade Action Line. In response to rapid emergence of illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs- or refrigerants) across the European Un...

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23.03.2019

IN BRIEF EIGHTY YEARS OLD INSTRUMENT STILL MONITORING OZONE IN THE ANTARCTIC

Dr Gordon Dobson, a University of Oxford physicist, became interested in measuring ozone in the stratosphere in the 1920s. His first spectrograph used a photogr...

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