Tag: SightGlass News Issue 2

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

Audi A8

World’s second-largest carmaker commits to R744 as AC refrigerant German automotive giant Volkswagen Group hit the headlines in March when it confirmed its pursuit of carbon dioxide as an air conditioning refrigerant as part of a plan to become the world’s most environmentally sustainable carmaker by 2018. According to German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau, VW Group Continue reading CO2 refrigerant for VW Group

Barbara H Minor gives R1234yf presentation at Wire & Gas 2015

But even mild flammability made industry acceptance a hard sell A leading engineer behind the development of new industry standard automotive refrigerant R1234yf concedes that flammability is its biggest drawback – but that apart from that it is close to being the perfect gas for car air conditioning systems. During an exclusive interview with SightGlass News at Continue reading R1234yf ‘really close’ to perfect

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