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27.01.2019

IN BRIEF 2018 OZONE HOLE

The 2018 WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, has confirmed that the ozone “hole” is beginning to close as a result of measures taken under th...

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26.01.2019

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG FEBRUARY 2019

F-Gas Reference Manual 2nd Edition: Newly revised and updated with comprehensive index, the second edition of the F-Gas Reference Manual can be obtained via thi...

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10.12.2018

BRIEF REVIEW OF POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS RELATING TO FLUOROCARBONS IN 2018

Everyone is busy at this time of year, so instead of a regular newsletter here is EFCTC’s selection of 7 positive developments relating to fluorocarbons durin...

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09.12.2018

3 CHALLENGES FOR 2019 TO ENSURE THE F-GAS REGULATION IS EFFECTIVE

by: Maintaining a focus on illegal imports of HFCs by the authorities and industry, as a whole, as such refrigerants pose a reliability and safety hazard b...

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16.11.2018

EFCTC COMMENT ON TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR NON-FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS

Flammability risks are a main concern, along with energy efficiency and reliability, for transport applications and affect current and future refrigerant choice...

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15.11.2018

ALL ELECTRIC DELIVERY VANS USE HFC-134a REFRIGERATION UNITS FOR URBAN DELIVERIES

The new car-derived refrigerated vans, equipped with the all-electric refrigeration system using non-flammable HFC-134a, support plans to comply with the tighte...

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14.11.2018

NON-FLAMMABLE HFC/HFO REFRIGERANTS APPROVED FOR USE IN BUS AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

A European manufacturer has announced approval for the use of non-flammable R-513A and R-450A as lower GWP alternatives to R-134a in its bus air conditioning sy...

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13.11.2018

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED AIR CARGO TRANSPORT OF OVER 1.8 MILLION DOSES OF VACCINES IN A SINGLE FLIGHT

The transport of over 25 tonnes of vaccines from Europe to Brazil on a single flight required 36 temperature controlled containers using vapour compression cycl...

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12.11.2018

HFC-410A CHILLERS TO BE USED FOR COOLING NEW METRO LINE STATION

Specially customized high-performance chillers using non-flammable HFC-410A are to be used for London’s Elizabeth Line underground project to meet the stringe...

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