USA/FRANCE: A leading French contractor, Axima Refrigeration France, is to partner with refrigerant manufacturer Chemours to evaluate the use and future adoption of Chemours low GWP Opteon XL refrigerants.
UK: Global heat pump sales fell by 3.3% in volume terms last year, after a record year in 2017.
EUROPE: The European Commission says it is to seek discussions with other non-EU countries, including China, in an effort to stem the tide of illegal refrigerant.
UK: Environmental group the EIA has called on the UK to move ahead of the European F-gas regulations and bring forward sectoral bans for certain HFCs in new equipment.
UK: Panasonic has introduced the Big PACi series of air conditioners in 20kW and 25kW capacities using R32 refrigerant.
Based on a study conducted by Star Refrigeration, the Glasgow-based company’s operations service manager, Chris Druce, looks at the effect that refrigerant leakage can have on plant running costs.