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‘Last-gen’ Refrigerants in Development

Manufacturers Focus on Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants
By Peter Powell
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Contractors hoping for the final word on the newest refrigerants may not have to wait much longer. 


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The New F-Gas Is Here. Don’t Panic. Don’t Do Nothing

Want A Quiet Life After R-22? Think Again – It’s Time to Embrace a New Way of Working
By Andrew Gaved
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Welcome to year zero. The waiting is over and the F-Gas regulation has passed into law and life as we know it changes forever. Over-dramatic? Well, it will be a dramatic shift for everyone in the industry who thus far have somehow managed to avoid all the noise from the supermarkets about the need to move away from HFCs.


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Airedale Chiller with Low-GWP HFO Refrigerant to Cool New John Lewis Store

R-1234ze Has a Global Warming Potential Lower Than One, Better Than CO2
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The first UK-manufactured chiller incorporating the low global warming potential (GWP) HFO refrigerant R-1234ze is now cooling shoppers visiting the new £15 million John Lewis department store that opened in York.


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The Business of Refrigeration Is Global in Nature

Refrigerants, Carbon Credits, GreenChill Draw Interest
By Peter Powell
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Beyond making refrigeration equipment and refrigerant gases, manufacturers of such products are also involved in developments within the industry that show global sweep. Here are several recent announcements involving manufacturers familiar to contractors and service technicians.


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April 1, 2014: Asahi Develops New Low-GWP Refrigerant to Replace HFC-410A

Company Aims to Launch Commercial Production in 2016
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Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) has announced the development of AMOLEA™, a new refrigerant for air conditioning systems that has a global warming potential (GWP) of about one-sixth that of HFC-410A while delivering equivalent performance.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions
By Peter Powell
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In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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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
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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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Honeywell Gains Nod from EPA for HFO

Refrigerant Aims for Centrifugal Chiller Market
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Honeywell has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added HFO-1233zd (also known as Solstice™ zd) refrigerant to the list of materials exempted from volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations.


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Oct. 10, 2013: Danfoss Turbocor Introduces New HFO Compressor

TG310 Compressor Is Available for Air-Cooled, Outdoor-Mounted Chiller Applications
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Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc. has announced the introduction of its new TG310 compressor, which uses the ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant HFO-1234ze(E).


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May 10, 2013: SAE Research Finds HFO Refrigerant Safe for Mobile Use

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The SAE International Cooperative Research Project (CRP1234-4) team, which formed last year, has announced that the CRP team continues to review relevant research and testing to finalize its risk assessment, and it has a high level of confidence that the refrigerant R-1234yf can be used safely in automotive applications.


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