RACE division as advocate of the paradigm shift in the use of new refrigerants
Padova, Italy, March 5 2018, - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning EMEA Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, organized an important training meeting with the Italian Refrigeration Association Assofrigoristi entitled “What’s next after HFC”.
Focus of the meeting was highlighting the features of the new refrigerants, in particular A3 (flammable) and A2L (mildly flammable). The introduction of the F-Gas regulation and Kigali Amendment made mandatory the use of refrigerants whose GWP level is lower than the refrigerants used in the past. Due to these new regulations new refrigerants characterized by flammability risk are now used in the HVAC field. The advent of the use of new refrigerants entails a series of changes which modify the approach to them: upgrading the production lines in order to enable building and testing of units with flammable refrigerants will be mandatory for many manufacturers, implying also the need for an installation risk evaluation. The fact that new refrigerants are characterized by a different degree of flammability corresponds with the use of new safety devices and a detailed analysis of the technical files to protect workers’ health and installation safety. In the future the majority of refrigerants in use will be natural and mostly flammable. The transition will take place in the next few years with a gradual change. Satisfying all the applications with the same refrigerants is not possible anymore, we are going to see even more specific use of refrigerants in accordance with the applications.
Parker RACE is riding the momentum, “RACE division is ready to offer a full range of products according to the new standard regarding the use of new refrigerants” said Fabio Conti, division Marketing Manager of RACE. “We have put a lot of efforts into studying the best products that can match the necessities of our customers always in compliance with the regulations. Parker RACE are able to support the needs of our customers completely”.
Nowadays the refrigeration and air conditioning field is living an important moment of change. It is necessary to pay attention to the regulation developments since they will drive the refrigerants market in the next years.
Learn more about Parker RACE offer of products at www.parker.com/RACE_refrigerants matrix.
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