Tag : Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants
The increasing importance of flammable refrigerants to a cooling industry under pressure to meet the requirements of EU F-Gas regulation, as well as fears about ensuring the appropriate and legal use of such products, are among the key themes of a new joint industry guide.
A new survey of members of the European contractors’ association AREA has revealed that a majority of respondents are aware of the illegal trade of refrigerant that infringes regulations intended to curb use of higher GWP products.
Kevin Glass has formally taken up the presidency of the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and set out his aims for a cooling industry that faces complex technical, policy and skills challenges resulting in part from the UK’s low carbon ambitions and a lack of certainty over the Brexit process.
Mexichem has launched a lower GWP refrigerant called Klea 407H that it will market as an alternative to R404A and R507 when used in medium and low temperature applications
A US Federal Appeals Court decision to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling branding HFC use for refrigeration as ‘unacceptable’ will be temporarily suspended until judges choose whether to hear formal petitions against the case.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) expects a formal request to be made to the US Federal Appeals Court to review its decision last month to reverse an Environmental Protection Agency ruling branding HFC use as ‘unacceptable’.
Training body Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) has expanded the global reach of a specialised assessment process designed to aid nations with the safe handling of alternative and eco-friendly refrigerants as part of wider attempts to move away from HFC use.