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Webinar to discuss hydrocarbon refrigerant safety

BELGIUM: Life Front, the EU-funded project that aims to remove barriers to hydrocarbon refrigerants, is to officially launch refrigerant leak size and concentration databases in a webinar this month.

The two databases are considered as essential input parameters for safety standards determining, among other things, the allowable refrigerant charge sizes and system design parameters. The webinar will introduce how risk parameters were made realistic based on actual frequency of leaks, leak hole sizes and mass flow rates and a fundamental approach to leak time measurements. 

Industry project partners will explain the reasons behind their contribution to these databases, from the points of view of commercial refrigeration and heat pump applications.

Speakers include Daniel Colbourne of HEAT GmbH, Laure Meljac of NIBE Climate Solutions and Werner Schwaiger of AHT Cooling Systems.

The Life Front project is funded under LIFE, the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects. It involves six partners in four European countries, and is coordinated by natural refrigerants body Shecco. Other project partners are AIT-Deutschland, AHT, ECOS, HEAT, and NIBE.

The webinar takes place on October 10 at 14.00 CET.

Further information and registration here.

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