Refrigerants special: new tools working for you

Conversion a central concern for many stakeholders
Climate-control in the computing rooms at the French national systems operation centre (CNES) of the electrical distribution network (RTE) is paramount for ensuring the good working order and reliability of France's power grid. Converting R427A chilled water units has been a challenge for experienced professionals and an occasion to institute monitoring.

RTE, known as the "Transport Network Manager" (GRT in French), a subsidiary of the EDF Group, located in Saint Denis, manages the French power grid


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The new blue handbook update has just been released.
The blue handbook, an essential tool for all users of refrigerants, has just been republished and updated to make your everyday life easier. It is available in hard-copy in Dutch and French, and only in PDF format in English.

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DDH1 leak detector
Compliant with the EN 14624 standard.
The DDH1 detects all CFC, HCFC, and HFC fluids. It offers 3 adjustable levels of sensitivity, calibration, and automatic reset. Its low-battery indicator light helps avoid unwanted surprises.
Sensitivity: 1.7 g/year of R-134a and 0.9g/year of R-22.
The sensitivity of the heating electrochemical sensor,  its lifespan and the simplicity of use will be attractive to technicians looking for a practical and effective leak-detecting solution. Delivered in a sturdy case.

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A.F.C.E. Conference - Greenhouse Effect IX
The annual AFCE conference will be held on 19 October 2010 this year at the FFB, in partnership with the UECF. The day will start at 9:30 a.m. with an overview of current affairs in refrigerant regulation, followed by a round-table discussion on refrigerant reprocessing.

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Discover the new Climalife slide!

The only one on the European market, this new Climalife information slide includes all of the most commonly used fluids today : R-134a / R-407C / R-410A / R-422D / R-427A / R-22T / R-422A....
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The F-Gas regulation works!

Europe is setting the course for the future of HFCs: in the coming months the EU Commission will be evaluating whether the F-Gas Regulation effectively reduces greenhouse gas emissions or whether more drastic measures are required.

The F-Gas Regulation 842/2006, which entered into force in 2007, has hardly had the time to show its real potential. However, by mid 2011 the Commission will present a report which will be the basis for a possible review of the legislation. To that end, it will investigate whether the regulation has been fully implemented in all member states and try to gain conclusive evidence on its effective impact on emissions. Even though this is a difficult task, at this early stage, the signs are encouraging.

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