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02.04.2014

PARIS MUSEE D’ORSAY EQUIPPED WITH HFC AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

The prestigious Musée d’Orsay in Paris has recently installed a new HFC-based Air Conditioning system for preserving its sensitive indoor environment, cruci...

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01.04.2014

VERY SERIOUS AMMONIA ACCIDENTS

Since the publication of the Factsheet on refrigerant-related accidents, several serious ammonia refrigeration accidents have occurred unfortunatey....

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31.03.2014

IIR INFORMATION NOTE ON CONTAINMENT OF REFRIGERANTS

IIR’s Informatory Note on Containment of Refrigerants within Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems focuses on the environmental impact of ref...

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30.03.2014

NEW EUROPEAN “REAL ALTERNATIVES” PROGRAMME ADDRESSES SKILLS SHORTAGES OVER LOW GWP REFRIGERANTS

REAL Alternatives is a new initiative to address skills shortages regarding low-GWP refrigerants (CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbon and HFO refrigerants), focusing on...

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29.03.2014

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – APRIL 2014

Update of the page Review of the Regulation Update of the page Coming events...

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03.03.2014

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 strat...

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02.03.2014

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...

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01.03.2014

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 d...

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28.02.2014

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...

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