The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported.
A new study on the risks associated with the use of propane (R290) in refrigeration and air conditioning will be used to support revisions of international safety standards.
The EFCTC’s confidential Action Line is said to have made a “promising” start with over 50 reports of illegal refrigerant activity received since its launch in March.
The theme for the World Ozone Day 2019, to be marked on 16 September, is: 32 Years and Healing.
The last time Earth hit 415 ppm, sea levels were 82 feet higher.
The International Electrotechnical Commission has voted against increasing the charge limit on flammable refrigerants in commercial refrigeration under IEC 60335-2-89.
The Institute of Refrigeration’s updated 2019 F-Gas Handbook is free to download for a limited period.
The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Institute (AHRI), and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) have joined the list of industry bodies supporting World Refrigeration Day.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and US body ASHRAE have spent the last year working to establish common definitions of five commonly used refrigeration words and terms.
Illegal refrigerant imports and sales activity in Europe can now be easily reported, and in confidence, through a new website established by the refrigerant producers group EFCTC.
The UK’s Heat Pump Association (HPA) has become the first dedicated heat pump group to support World Refrigeration Day.
The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland (IRI) has become the latest body to support World Refrigeration Day on June 26.
The UK Environment Agency is said to be expanding its workforce to enable a better response to illegal sales of refrigerants and other F-gas compliance issues.
The alternative refrigerants e-learning platform is now live in 15 languages and in nine separate learning modules.
Training providers and employers can benefit from two upcoming webinars on flammable refrigerants and CO2.
The “natural” refrigerant group Shecco is to host a webinar on how retailers can move towards zero net energy supermarkets.
ASHRAE & UNEP-OzonAction launch new joint workplan promoting management of refrigerants in developing economies
In margins of ASHRAE Winter Conference and in the presence of members of the ASHRAE Associate Societies Alliance (AASA) representing 60+ international refrigeration and air-conditioning engineering associations from all continents, ASHRAE and UNEP-OzonAction launched their sixth biennial joint workplan which covers 2019-2020 under the theme of “Refrigerant Management for Developing Economies”.
German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has supplied equipment and tools in support of the fight against poverty and unemployment in Nigeria.
Over 50 papers have been submitted for the next CO2 and Ammonia Refrigeration Technologies conference taking place in Ohrid, Macedonia, in April.
AIRAH strongly recommends that all refrigeration technicians be trained in the handling of flammable refrigerants.