Articles Tagged with ''low global warming potential refrigerants''

Jan. 12, 2015: Honeywell Starts Production of Low-GWP HFO-1234ze

The HFO’s Applications Include as a Refrigerant to Replace HFC-134a

Honeywell announced that it has started full-scale commercial production of a low-global warming potential (GWP) material used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent, and refrigerant.


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Same Message, New Urgency

Learn About Newer Refrigerants

This past year I was working on a story in which I asked contractors to comment on trends in refrigerants. I was doing so because so much of my writing in 2014 related to new directions for such gases. I start 2015 with the same theme: Continue to work with familiar refrigerants, but be prepared to shift to newer kids on the block.


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Making New Refrigerants Work in Systems

Studies Show the Testing Being Done

It’s one thing to announce new refrigerants. It is another thing to figure out how they will work in real-life situations. With the industry facing an apparent shift to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, the performance of those gases is being carefully studied.


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Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFC Refrigerants

Low-GWP Refrigerants Stressed To Keep Refrigerant in Mix

If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.


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Feb. 19, 2014: EPA Proposes Transition Plan to Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants

EPA Announced It Is Planning Two Separate Proposed Rulemakings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting to inform stakeholders of its proposed plan for a transition to “climate-friendly alternatives” to replace high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. 


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Dec. 23, 2013: Star Refrigeration Launches Energy Efficient HFO Chiller

Star Teamed with Danfoss Turbocor and Honeywell in Developing the New Chiller
Star Refrigeration has announced a new addition to its air-cooled Indigochiller line using the HFO refrigerant R-1234ze, which has a low global warming potential (GWP) of 6. The company said this is a highly energy efficient, low-noise chiller solution for HVAC and process cooling.


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Oct. 14, 2013: Commercial Refrigeration Industry Is in the Midst of a Shift

Symposium Notes Increased Regulatory Pressure, Increasing Energy Costs Are Leading to Change
Danfoss hosted its 20th EnVisioneeringSM Symposium, “The Climate and Energy Nexus in Commercial Refrigeration.” Participants included commercial refrigeration OEMs, supermarket chains, contractors, and more who addressed important issues on the refrigeration and refrigerants agenda.


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July 26, 2013: Conference to Present Low-GWP Refrigerant Research Results

Purpose of Research Is to Identify and Evaluate Promising Alternative Refrigerants
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it will host a conference on the AHRI Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) on Jan. 16, 2014, in New York City.


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Honeywell Announces New Refrigerant

Honeywell has announced the availability of an HFO refrigerant, which it trademarks as Solstice™ L-41 low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, designed as a lower GWP alternative to R-410A.  


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Honeywell Reports Availability

At the time of the AHR Expo, Honeywell reported on the availability of its new Solstice™ L-41 low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, designed as a lower GWP alternative to R-410A.


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