Chemours has developed three new white papers to support the HVAC industry in the transition towards more sustainable refrigerant solutions.
The papers provide insights on the new A2L HFO refrigerant technologies, give practical advice on their safe use in industrial and commercial refrigeration, as well as in AC/HP and chiller systems, and are intended to support customers and end users in the conversion process.
A-Gas product manager for refrigerants Roger Smith on how the industry has risen to the challenge and adopted R32 as a replacement for R410A.
The news that air conditioning manufacturers are unveiling more new equipment able to run on R32 highlights how the industry has changed. R32 with its low GWP hit the headlines three years ago as an emerging refrigerant which was a practical alternative to the high GWP R410A.
Scott Davies, UK sales director for JAVAC UK, tells us why the dual voltage XTR-Pro-DV A2L refrigerant recovery unit is leading the market in 2019.
As the ACR industry witnesses the escalating growth of changeovers to A2L refrigerant, JAVAC understands the importance of having tools designed specifically to deal with these mildly flammable gases. Leading the market in safety, performance and convenience, the JAVAC XTR-Pro-DV A2L spark-proof and dual voltage refrigerant recovery unit is the only recovery unit that is dual voltage, covers all common refrigerants and is R32-ready. A must-have for any HVAC/R engineer’s van, the multi-purpose unit is suitable for recovering a range of CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs and A2L/R32/R1234F with blends of A & B variations of most of these gases, offering great on-site flexibility.
LG Electronics has welcomed recent news of guidance from the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) relating to worker safety when handling flammable refrigerants.
Shaun Yeats from LG said: “We believe it is key that FETA has recognised the importance of the need for this new advice and guidance. Happily, these recommendations and guidelines match LG’s installation recommendations and technical data.”
Clint and Mexichem will be gold sponsors for the first IIR Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants taking place from 2-5 September in Birmingham, organised by the Institute of Refrigeration.
With the phase-down programme now being implemented in Europe and HFOs increasingly presenting a viable alternative, the conference will provide up to date information on where and how HFOs are being used now, what the experience of those applying these new refrigerants has been so far and what challenges the move to HFOs is presenting.
The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has warned that using A2L refrigerants as a retrofit solution could create a significant safety hazrd.
FETA says it has recently heard of instances of R410A (classified as A1; non-flammable) being completely removed from an air conditioning system, and the system recharged with R32 (classified as A2L; low flammability).