Latest RAC webinar hosted by Chemours touches upon the importance of technical innovation and skills programmes to curb key barriers to adopting low flammable gas for cooling
Our latest RAC Magazine webinar has heard how the cooling industry can embrace the transition to lower flammablility A2L refrigerants.
The Webinar entitled ‘Winning in an F-Gas World: clearing the path for A2L refrigerant” was held on June 25 and hosted by Janet Ludert, fluorochemicals marketing manager for Chemours.
The company says that lower flammability A2L gases will play a crucial role in the industry’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The webinar addresses the short-term and longer-term landscape and includes a question and answer session, taking questions from around the industry.
One of the key discussions was about training, which Ms Ludert said was a crucial issue, with wider access to training on lower flammability refrigerants something that needs to be tackled urgently - and which Chemours is investing in. She said that the European Commission understood the need for training of A2Ls and was working on ensuring access to projects across the EU, while Chemours was also focused on providing programmes to upskill industry.
Ms Ludert said Chemours has been collaborating with compressor manufacturers to ensure wider availability of required components and equipment compatible with A2Ls, as shown by some of the innovations unveiled at the Mostra exhibition earlier this year. She said component manufacturers were now increasingly coming on stream with equipment approved for the A2Ls and that standards and regulations were being updated regionally, making for an increasingly A2L-focused landscape.
She added that Chemours was also committed to working with OEM manufacturers to encourage them to switch to using lower flammability refrigerants, such as its Opteon range of products.
Ms Ludert also explains why the industry needs to address the transition away for higher-GWP, higher-cost HFC refrigerant ’sooner rather than later.’
The full webinar presentation can be viewed or downloaded here.