Tag : lower flammability
Greater consideration of cooling system performance and energy efficiency should be made in the retail sector alongside the drive to make use of lower-GWP refrigerant, the latest RAC Magazine webinar has heard.
A rapid drop in industry reliance for R404A refrigerant seemingly in favour of lower GWP alternatives has shown the effectiveness of EU F-Gas regulation to tackle HFC use. However, experts warn that industry still must address major challenges around energy efficiency and counterfeit trade.
Mitsubishi Electric has said that lower flammability R32 refrigerant will remain a vital solution to help industry curb its environmental footprint up until at least the late 2020s. The appeal of the gas as a readily available lower GWP solution could also then be further extended beyond the next decade in a blended form, the manufacturer has claimed.
Europe should strive to increase global awareness and influence of its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions through the F-Gas regulation, the European contractors’ association AREA has said.
A narrow International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) vote against extending the amounts of flammable gas allowed in refrigeration cabinets has been overturned. The new charge sizes will now come into effect after one of the votes against the amendment was disallowed.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has voted narrowly to reject increasing the charge limit for flammable refrigerants in refrigeration cabinets, resulting in uncertainty for the development a range of innovative new technologies.
Fresh guidance to ensure worker safety when handling a growing number of flammable refrigerant products being used in the HVACR sector has been set out by FETA.
Mitsubishi Electric has said that UK demand for RAC and PAC systems has dramatically shifted within the last two years away from use of R410A to lower GWP R32 refrigerant.