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04/2018 FETA cautions against retrofits with R-32

FETA has recently been advised that there have been some instances of R410A (classified as A1; non-flammable) being completely removed from an air conditioning system, and the system simply being recharged with R32 (classified as A2L; low flammability)

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02/2018 Source: - The Swedish heat pump industry is seeking an exemption from the European F-gas phase down

In a letter to the Swedish Environmental Agency, the Swedish heat pump association, Svenska Kyl & Varmepumpföreningen (SKVP), claims that the heat pump industry is in a “vulnerable” situation due to the ongoing phasing-out of the use of synthetic refrigerants.

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02/2018 German RAC industry published joint position paper on the HFC phase-down

9 associations – 2 of which are Brussels based (EHPA and EPEE) – have published a joint position paper calling on the German government to exempt exported precharged equipment from the quota mechanism.

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02/2018 Leading EU associations call upon installers to stop using the high GWP refrigerants R-404A and R-507A

Four leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – EPEE, AREA, Asercom and EFCTC – have joined forces in an unprecedented effort to call upon European contractors to stop using high GWP refrigerants in the equipment they install, in particular R-404A and R-507A.

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02/2018 Study reveals consumers not loyal to one store

Grocery categories such as dessert toppings and refrigerated ethnic foods were some of the leading products that lure customers to separate stores, according to a report released by a team of business school researchers led by Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

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02/2018 Rainer Grosse-Kracht elected as the new chairman of ASERCOM

On 12 January, during the annual general meeting of the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM), Rainer Grosse-Kracht was elected as its new chairman of the board. With a degree in mechanical engineering, he has worked for more than two decades in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

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