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AN UPDATE ON FLUOROCARBONS

Representing the European Fluorocarbons and Manufacturers
NEWSLETTER #159 - JULY-AUGUST 2018

 
 
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EFCTC COMMENT ON CONTAINMENT LOWER GWP REFRIGERANTS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION

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The F-Gas Regulation and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol are contributing to the introduction of lower GWP refrigerants, including HFCs, HFC/HFO-blends and HFOs. EFCTC agrees with the conclusion of the recent RAC F-Gas Question Time discussion, which stated that improved containment and recycling is necessary for HFCs to minimise emissions…

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CHANNEL TUNNEL’S ENERGY USE 33% LOWER WITH NEW HCFO COOLING SYSTEM

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The Channel Tunnel requires a cooling system due to heat generated by the high-speed trains. The large capacity chiller system using non-flammable HCFO-1233zd(E) has reduced energy use by 33% compared to the previous system. In addition, the HCFO has a GWP of 1, essentially eliminating any refrigerant emissions contribution to global warming.…

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NEW HIGH EFFICIENCY HFC-32 CHILLER RANGE AVAILABLE FOR COOLING AND HEAT RECOVERY APPLICATIONS

A new HFC-32 air-cooled scroll chiller range has improved seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) by 10% and reduced refrigerant GWP by 67% compared to the previous R-410A chiller range. The chillers comply with the efficiency requirements of the current European Legislation (Ecodesign Lot21) and are for cooling only or…

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NEW R-449A SHIP CATERING REFRIGERATION UNITS REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 40%

A UK-based ferry company has replaced its R-404A catering refrigeration units reducing energy consumption by 40% compared to the replaced units. The new units use the lower GWP HFC/HFO-refrigerant R-449A (GWP 64% lower than that of R-404A). As well as reducing energy consumption, the new units take account of the

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HFC-32 HYBRID VRF HEAT PUMP AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM OFFERS ENHANCED EFFICIENCY

Hybrid VRF combines variable refrigerant flow and chiller technologies. It uses water throughout the majority of the pipework to transfer simultaneous heating and cooling to different rooms and offers two-pipe heat recovery. The use of HFC-32 instead of R-410A provides high operational efficiency, while the hybrid VRF system avoids the need for…

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IN BRIEF GLOBAL MDI USE & PROPELLANT CO2e TRENDS

It is over 20 years since the introduction of HFC MDIs, and CFCs, first used for MDIs in 1956, are no longer used globally. Recently fluorocarbon propellants with a GWP less than 150 are being evaluated for safety and technical performance, but no decisions have yet been taken on their suitability and possible commercial use.…

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NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG JULY-AUGUST 2018

  • EFCTC COMMENT ON THE UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN GLOBAL EMISSIONS OF OZONE-DEPLETING CFC-11
    Find the complete statement here.
  • EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR JUNE IN BRIEF on HFOs and atmospheric breakdown products: The TFA (trifluoroacetic acid or acetate) yields have been determined using models and laboratory experiments; for example no TFA formation…

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