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AHRI to focus on A2L refrigerant use

AHRI_LogoUSA: The AHRI is looking to help industry understand the comparative risks and develop a set of application requirements for using A2L refrigerants.

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s new flammable refrigerants sub-committee has been set up to determine gaps in existing flammable refrigerant research and identify organisations willing to collaborate with the AHRI. The sub-committee will also develop a roadmap with priorities and a timeline for how to complete the necessary research.

The AHRI sees the sub-committee communicating with relevant parties to secure funding for necessary research and sharing results with regulators and standard developers.

“The industry needs to develop a complete list of research needs in order to provide the scientific results necessary to support the safe use of flammable refrigerants in the future,” said AHRI director of research Xudong Wang.

“AHRI will play an important role by establishing collaboration within the industry and among relevant organisations, and by conducting research and publishing relevant results.”

Sub-committee members will include flammability experts; standard and code experts; representatives from residential, commercial, and refrigeration sectors, including products and applications; and experts in installation, operation, and maintenance.

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