The leading European associations have called on the European Commission to rethink its accelerated HFC phase down proposals or risk jeopardising the switch to heat pumps.
The paper is authored by Daniel Colbourne Ph.D. FInstR. By analysing the history of the use of flammables this paper will give a comprehensive background to the when, why, how and where of their use. It explores their role in the emergence of mechanical refrigeration, how they have supported the implementation of the Montreal Protocol and how the range of applications is now expanding. It also explains how different flammability classifications and safety requirements have emerged.
Danfoss Industries has launched an all-new centre of excellence for green refrigerants at its state-of-the-art facility in Chennai, to encourage the sustainable development and use of low-GWP refrigerants. Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark inaugurated the facility in the presence of Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India; Ravichandran Purushothaman, President – Danfoss India and the business delegation accompanying the Minister.
By Grant Laidlaw
Understanding more around the Montreal Protocol and its amendments since its founding in the context of phase-down.
The commitment of many providers to increase knowledge and skills in refrigeration and air conditioning throughout the world proceeds relentlessly – the latest international event as the first to take place as a face-to-face engagement since the pandemic breakout – a workshop was held in Egypt between 28 June and 8 July 2021, titled ‘Train-the-Trainers, Alternative Refrigerants Good Service Practice’.
National ozone officers from the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) – Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu – as well as representatives from the Government of Australia, a bilateral implementing agency, and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction came together virtually to discuss an action plan for the total phase-out of the remaining hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) consumption by 1 January 2030.
February 2021 marked the beginning of yet another international collaboration between Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) and UN Agencies; in particular, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
New York has announced new regulations to reduce HFC usage by adopting changes to the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy that were overturned by a US court in 2017.