Tag: Flammable refrigerants

Flammable gas placard

Growing use of flammable refrigerants like R1234yf has prompted the United States Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to establish a subcommittee that will review safety issues related to mildly flammable ‘A2L’ class substances. In addition to representation from the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, the safety subcommittee will comprise flammability experts and people Continue reading More A2L flammable safety studies

Enviro-Safe website

Refrigerant company Enviro-Safe has been fined $US300,000 and agreed to stop marketing and selling non-compliant, unapproved hydrocarbon refrigerants as substitutes for ozone-depleting substances in the United States. Under the consent decree, Enviro-Safe must also include warning on the packaging, website listings and marketing materials for its flammable refrigerants stating that the product is “flammable to Continue reading US hydrocarbon refrigerant company cops $300K fine

Perth truck blast probe recommends temporary HC refrigerant ban

An independent investigation into the April 28 Perth truck explosion that severely injured two occupants when hydrocarbon refrigerant ignited upon entering the cabin, has recommended the temporary banning of flammable refrigerants in retrofits and new installations. “This report firmly recommends a temporary halt to the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants in any conversions fixed and mobile Continue reading Perth truck blast probe recommends temporary HC refrigerant ban