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IEA Heat Pump Centre Newsletter vol. 34, No.1/2016: Refrigerants

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Refrigerants - the eternally hot topic! News and views in the recently released issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter


The issue of refrigerants is always hot. This is a play on words, but in the world of heat pumping technologies it is, nevertheless, true. The threats to the ozone layer and our climate have given rise to international and national policy, which have led to innovation of new products and re-introduction of old ones. It is also reflected by the recurrence of Refrigerants as a topic for the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter.


The topic of the new issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter is Refrigerants. The Foreword gives an overview introduction of the five topical articles. They cover case studies of both old and new refrigerants. Refrigerants in air conditioning is highlighted, as are flammable refrigerants. The Column of this issue is divided into two, with two different views of hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs). There is also a Market report from Norway.


The IEA HPC Newsletter is a newsletter/journal from the IEA Heat Pump Centre (HPC). The HPC is an international information service for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets.


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