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Refrigerant Brochure

Refrigerant Leaflet
Learn why it is urgent to get ready for flammable refrigerants. This brochure outlines what the different categories mean, the role of safety standards, information about building codes, and a reminder to buy from a reputable source.


What You Need To Know About R290
January 7, 2021: Pure Propane used in Low Temperature Refrigeration Applications

Over the past several months HRAI staff have fielded questions and concerns regarding R290.  In consultation with HRAI Manufacturer member company Messer Canada Inc. Read more here. To see the paper from Messer Canada Inc., click here

Get Ready for the Use of Flammable Refrigerants
March 20, 2019: There continues to be an enormous amount of work going on behind the scenes to generate acceptable rules for these refrigerants with the goal of allowing them in as many applications as is safe. A significant amount of research has been done and will continue, with millions of dollars that have been contributed by several key stakeholders.

Canada’s Kigali Commitment
March 20, 2019: In case you have not heard, Canada has joined the EU and several other developed countries implementing a scheduled phase down of high global warming (GWP) gases. The refrigerants targeted for phasedown, are the non-ozone depleting refrigerants, we have just become accustomed to as we transitioned out of ozone depleting substances.

Refrigerant Landscape Webinar Recording

Listen to the New Refrigerant Landscape Webinar Recording
On March 28, 2019 HRAI hosted a webinar that talked about how the refrigerant market is in a state of flux, with new generations of low GWP blends entering the market.  Current regulatory issues impacting refrigerants in Canada were discussed.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Research Foundation
Due to the potential environmental impact, there has been a shift to consider use of natural refrigerants, which have a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) than traditional fluorocarbon-based refrigerants. One type of natural refrigerant are hydrocarbons (e.g. propane), which are classified as Class A3 refrigerants per ASHRAE Standard 34.

Low GWP Refrigerant Presentations

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