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All aboard the NatRef train

As the world’s second-largest transport company and Europe’s largest railway operator and infrastructure owner – running two billion passenger journeys per year – Deutsche Bahn (DB) AG is acutely aware of its power to contribute to improving environmental sustainability.

The IEC working group revising the recommended hydrocarbon charge limit in commercial refrigeration within the IEC 60335-2-89 standard has decided to move to the next stage in the process

During a meeting on 7 October in Vladivostok, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Working Group SC61C – formed to update the international standard for commercial refrigeration, IEC 60335-2-89 – agreed to finalize its work and advance the draft amendment (committee draft for vote; CDV) for public comments.

Mobile air-conditioning: impacts of MAC directive

The European directive on mobile air-conditioning (MAC) entered into force in 2006. It introduces a gradual ban on greenhouse gases in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Since January 1, 2011, new vehicles‘ air conditioning systems must be filled with a refrigerant with a lower GWP. R134a has been banned totally since January 2017. All cars must be equipped with a system with a GWP below 150.