Tag: R1234yf

I don’t know about you, but the last place I expected to see R1234yf show up was under the bonnet of a Chinese-made electric van. The Skywell EC11, imported by Brisbane-based EV Automotive, is a medium wheelbase mid-roof van with a design that has shades of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master and Ford Transit. Unlike those Continue reading Brisbane truck show debuts Include several electrified trucks, vans, minibuses and R1234yf

Audi heat pump

The Society of Automotive Engineers and Daikin are reportedly working to assess the performance and safety of a new refrigerant blend called D1V140 that is 77 per cent R1234yf, with the rest being a mystery Daikin-developed product called HFO1332(E). D1V140 is said to deliver better heat pump performance than YF, which has been found to reduce system capacity by Continue reading Daikin developing YF blend for EV heat pumps

Chemours secures Chinese R1234yf supply deal

Chemours has struck a deal to supply its Opteon-branded R1234yf refrigerant to the Chinese Delian Group. Delian, which specialises in automotive chemicals and lubricants, will use the new strategic agreement to capitalise on the increasingly widespread use of R1234yf in the Chinese automotive market.  The refrigerant, which was introduced by DuPont and Honeywell in 2007, Continue reading Chemours secures Chinese R1234yf supply deal

Latest Cold Hard Facts report shows slowly increasing OEM uptake of R1234yf in Australia THE latest Cold Hard Facts report into Australia’s air-conditioning and refrigeration industry reveals that R1234yf is finally gaining a foothold in the local automotive market. In other industry sectors, lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants including those based on or blended Continue reading HFO still on the go-slow in Australia

Lawyer with flammable warning sign

A Flammable Refrigerants Review project being undertaken by Weir Legal & Consulting has found 143 different standards, regulations and laws relating to flammable refrigerants during a ‘stocktake’ of legal instruments that control the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration industries across every state and territory in Australia. Presenting the research results at a recent CCN Live conference Continue reading Need for flammables licensing highlighted by ‘stocktake’ of standards, regulations and laws

HVACR technician

The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is developing new regulations that will require technicians to be licensed by WorkSafe if they work with flammable, toxic or very high operating pressure refrigerant gases in commercial and industrial refrigeration, heating or air-conditioning systems. These regulations are expected to be in place by mid-2021, with Continue reading NZ developing new licensing regulations for flammable, toxic and high-pressure refrigerants

Latest automotive refrigerant survey from RRA

Since 2013, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia has worked with VASA member workshops to conduct regular surveys of which refrigerants are installed in vehicles that are having air-conditioning work done at metropolitan and regional locations around the country. The study records how many vehicles are charged with R134a, R1234yf, hydrocarbons and mixtures of hydrocarbons with other refrigerants. Continue reading Latest automotive refrigerant survey from RRA

Australia’s slow YF uptake hits the headlines

The slow uptake of R1234yf on new light vehicles in Australia, largely caused by manufacturers exploiting a lack of regulation around their role in the HFC phase-down, has hit the headlines in mainstream media this month with articles in The Guardian newspaper and on the WhichCar website under which major automotive publications including Wheels Magazine Continue reading Australia’s slow YF uptake hits the headlines

Cold Hard Facts 2019

The latest Cold Hard Facts refrigerant report commissioned by Australia’s Department of the Environment and Energy has decried sales of new vehicles using R1234yf as “statistically irrelevant in 2018”. “Auto makers appear content to continue to supply models with older generations of refrigerants to any markets that permit HFCs, while making HFO charged models available Continue reading Slow R1234yf uptake called out in Cold Hard Facts

Barbara H Minor

Those who attended the 2015 VASA Wire & Gas convention will remember Barbara H Minor’s fascinating presentation about R1234yf, which she was pivotal in the development of. She has now been honoured with The Science of Chemical Industry (SCI) America Perkin Medal for her contribution to the research and development of refrigerants that address ozone Continue reading R1234yf inventor Barbara H Minor honoured with prestigious Science of Chemical Industry award