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  • New HFO/CO2 blends in the pipeline

    The refrigeration and air-conditioning sector has long been divided into two distinct camps, that promoting natural refrigerants and that developing low-GWP fluorocarbons. But could this be about to change?

    • Publication date : 2013/03/04
  • MAC: SAE considers R1234yf as “safe and effective” and AC5 and AC6 blends as “technically credible”

    The SAE International Cooperative Research Project team has concluded that “R1234yf refrigerant is safe and effective to use in automotive applications. It also concluded that “based on a detailed fault tree analysis, AC6 offers a risk profile...

    • Publication date : 2013/08/27
  • Refrigerant blends may offer alternative to R134a

    Research released by SAE provide further evidence that Mexichem Fluor's refrigerant blends AC5 and AC6 could offer EU regulation compliant alternatives to R134a in automotive air conditioning.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/20
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Refrigerant news: New Blend

    A new blend of R32, R125 and R134a from Honeywell has received the designation of R-407F from ASHRAE and has been rated A1, indicating it has a low toxicity and is non flammable. It is seen as a viable replacement for R22 in medium- and low-...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • New R134a alternatives in mobile air conditioning

    Two new refrigerant blends are considered as an R134a alternative and "virtually non-flammable".

    • Publication date : 2014/12/18
  • New low GWP replacement for R404A in hermetically-sealed systems

    A new lower GWP replacement for R404A, which blends an HFO and an HFC with a “natural” refrigerant is to be made commercially available next year.

    • Publication date : 2015/12/06
  • State of the art on the flammability of HFOs

    An article recently published in the IJR reviews the flammability characteristics of 48 HFOs and blends for various experimental conditions.

    • Publication date : 2020/02/05
  • Honeywell CFC destruction plan

    Honeywell has begun destroying its inventories of CFCs and CFC blends: the company says it has already destroyed over 12 000 kg of R11.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/21
  • R32 vs HFOs as alternatives to R410A

    During the IIR-co-sponsored 14thInternational Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, USA, in July 2012, H. Pham and R. Rajendran presented the results of an evaluation of R32, HFO1234yf, HFO1234ze and various HFO blends as...

    • Publication date : 2013/01/07
  • Alternative mixtures for R134a

    A NIST study identifies 23 non-flammable or slightly flammable mixtures as R134a alternatives in air conditioning.

    • Publication date : 2019/08/29
  • 2010 ASHRAE Refrigerant Safety Standards

    ASHRAE has published its 2010 editions of Refrigerant Safety Standards. In these editions, HFO-1234yf and 14 refrigerant blends have been added. An optional 2L flammability classification subclass has been added to the existing Class 2 category,...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • BOC’s refrigerants team

    According to BOC's refrigerants team, one in three plants runs on contaminatedrefrigerant. BOC's team tested over 50 industrial installations and found that 36% of refrigerant blends tested did not meet specifications and required complete...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Secondary refrigerants strike back

    With the F-gas Regulation's stringent demands on fluorinated refrigerant leakage control, the use of secondary refrigerants such as ethylene glycol is coming into vogue. Recently, when opening a new Mexican food factory, Discovery Foods, a British...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Intense competition for the next-generation MAC refrigerant

    Less than 3 years before the January 1, 2011 deadline for using fluorinated gases (F-gases) with a GWP higher than 150 in the new models of cars according to the European Directive 2006/40 on emissions from mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems,...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • The HCFC phase-out challenge

    - The Montreal Protocol (MP) is unanimously considered as a resounding success of the international community. As of 2006, according to UNEP, the 191 Parties which have ratified the MP have reduced their consumption of ozone-depleting...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12