Fluorocarbons are used as feedstocks, as refrigerants, as solvents and as blowing agents for insulation plastic foams. The Sector Group’s main objective is to monitor the constantly changing legislation related to HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), PFCs (perfluorinated carbons) and SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride), CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), in the EU and at global level.Read more
A recent report presenting the energy performance and environmental impact of recently installed refrigeration systems in a large retail chain showed that...
Following its approval by the US EPA, a large American appliances producer has decided to use HFO-1234ze (E) as a blowing agent for its refrigerators’ polyurethane insulation foam.
Proposed as a substitute for R404A (GWP of 3922) because of its lower GWP of 1300, a new HFO refrigerant blend has achieved a better refrigeration performance than R404A in a thoroughly tested commercial display unit.
Présentation de la réglementation applicable et à venir sur les fluides frigorigènes et les climatiseurs.
N. Vincent,Chargé de mission à l'Union Climatique de France