FRANCE: New smartphone apps – a guide to flammable refrigerants and a series of refrigerant identifier videos  – has been produced by UN Environment OzonAction.

The interactive Quick Guide on Good Practices for Flammable Refrigerants is said to offer easy reference to the key safety classification and technical properties of available flammable refrigerants.

It also provides important safety guidance for the installation and servicing of room air conditioners designed to use flammable refrigerants. This interactive guide allows you to scroll and browse the text, jump to specific chapters or use the comprehensive dynamic index to locate specific keywords, figures and tables.

The application also includes a refrigerant charge size calculator and a room size calculator for flammable refrigerants.

Videos

The Refrigerant Identifier Video Series consists of short instructional videos showing how to use and maintain a refrigerant identifier.

The videos provide useful guidance on safety and best practice, understanding the difference between different identifier units, testing procedures and identification of results.

It is intended for use by Montreal Protocol national ozone officers, customs and enforcement officers as well as technicians involved in the servicing and maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Both are available for free on the Google play store. Search for UNEP Quick Guide and Refrigerant Identifier Video