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30.05.2020

MDIs IMPORTANT FOR SOME PATIENTS INFECTED WITH COVID-19 VIRUS

Nebulizer treatment with bronchodilators for patients with COVID-19 may not be safe due to the generation of aerosols with the risk that droplets will remain in...

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29.05.2020

R-455A USED IN PREFERENCE TO PROPANE IN CATERING REFRIGERATED DISPLAY CASES

An Italian manufacturer of plug-in (hermetic) refrigerated display cases is using mildly flammable A2L refrigerant R-455A (GWP 148 F-gas value) in its new equip...

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28.05.2020

IN BRIEF: WHAT ARE CRIEGEE INTERMEDIATES AND HOW DO THEY REACT WITH TFA IN THE ATMOSPHERE?

Until recently, atmospheric models for trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) incorporated surface deposition and rain-out as the main loss processes. This is because TFA r...

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27.05.2020

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG June 2020

World Refrigeration Day to Recognize Cold Chain: The theme chosen for World Refrigeration Day (26th June) in 2020 celebrates the importance of the food cold cha...

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05.05.2020

Cefic COVID-19 Helpdesk

Cefic Launches COVID-19 Helpdesk. EFCTC, a sector group, supports Cefic in its set up of a COVID-19 Helpdesk which outlines Cefic contact points for experts on...

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04.05.2020

NEW AIR-COOLED CHILLERS USE LOW GWP A2L REFRIGERANT R-454B AND SCROLL COMPRESSORS

Two European equipment manufacturers have announced the use of R454B for chillers using scroll technology, for small to medium outputs suitable for mid-sized of...

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03.05.2020

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP MAY 2020

In this round-up: Investigative study, commissioned by EFCTC, reveals how illegal imports of HFCs continue to enter EU; EFCTC ramps up efforts to stop illegal t...

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02.05.2020

A2L REFRIGERANT SENSOR AND DETECTOR PERFORMANCE PROJECT PHASE I REPORT PUBLISHED

Major refrigerating system safety standards require refrigerant sensors for A2L refrigerants to meet the required response times. IEC 60335-2-40 Edition 6.0 req...

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01.05.2020

CONTRASTING THIS SEASONS ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC OZONE LEVELS

The Antarctic 2019 ozone “hole” was one of the smallest since the early 1980s. In contrast the ozone “depletion” over the Arctic this spring reached a r...

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