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Use of mildly flammable refrigerants tops agenda at F-Gas Question Time

RAC’s annual discussion event - 19th May - is set to bring the definitive news on the new EN378 and how it will affect use of HFOs, R32 and hydrocarbons

RAC’s F-Gas Question Time, taking place on May 19 at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London will once again tackle the impact on the ground of the F-Gas legislation. The event, running from 9am to 1.30pm, is free to attend for those who register at the address below.

For this year’s F-Gas event, we are pleased to bring you the definitive update on a crucial regulation EN378, the standard which governs refrigerant use.

Bringing us an overview on what EN378 will mean for the industry is Els Beart, the chairperson of the European standards committee.

Els will talk about what the new standard means for those who work with the mildly flammable refrigerants such as R32 and HFOs, and flammables such as hydrocarbons.

Our experts from the industry will also discuss their perspective on mildly flammables. Mark Hughes of Chemours will talk about HFOs in refrigeration, while Graham Wright of Daikin will talk about HFOs and R32 for air conditioning.

As the first bans come rapidly into view – bans on some new equipment and servicing of large systems with high GWP come into force in just four years – and the diminishing quotas put a squeeze on demand for the higher GWP refrigerants like R404A, the industry will need to plan carefully for its maintenance and upgrades.

Leading consultant Ray Gluckman will provide an update on the news from the policymakers  – and will report on the progress towards a global phasedown of HFCs.

Expert panellists from across the supply chain will discuss the latest implications of all the changes, and debate what the industry needs to do to ensure its customers are ready.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Chemours and Daikin, the Question Time is completely free to attend, provided you register in advance by emailing Tom.McFarland@emap.com. A buffet lunch is provided to all attendees.

Anyone interested in commercial opportunities at the event should email Andrew.Shields@emap.com

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