R404A Refrigerant and its Low GWP Alternatives

It seems that European legislation will soon confirm what many thought was coming for a long time, the end for R404A refrigerant. Other countries, the US in particular, are likely to follow suit rapidly. More specifically, the relevant proposals (that still need to be carried through) will bring in a ban on fixed refrigeration systems […]

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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) is a proposed directive by the European Commission (EC). If brought into action it would place restrictions on the pollutants Medium Combustion Plant (MCP) equipment can put out into the air. This comes after the publication of the EC Clean Air Policy Package on December 18 2013. It includes a […]

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F-gases, HFCs and Their Applications and Regulations in the Process Cooling Sphere

F-gases, HFCs and Their Applications and Regulations in the Process Cooling Sphere

F-gases have been in the spotlight since the late 80’s thanks to their environmentally damaging characteristics. They have numerous applications but one of their more well-known uses is in cooling and chilling equipment. High capacity water cooled chillers still make up the majority of the cooling systems that service high requirement buildings nationwide and they […]

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