According to Karim Amrane, AHRI vice president of regulatory and research, some 37 refrigerants are being tested including HFCs, HCs, HFOs, and ammonia. They were submitted by manufacturers including those in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Testing will be done by the manufacturers as well as some universities and research laboratories, including one located in Paris. Amrane said testing is expected to begin in February. An interim report will be issued in July, he said, with the final report expected in November 2012.