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Have your say on new gas for fridges and air conditioners


We are seeking submissions on an application to import a heat transfer gas to be used for refrigeration and air conditioning.

The gas – HFO-1234yf – is for use in refrigeration and air conditioning systems in commercial and domestic settings, including in cars.

The applicant, Honeywell International Inc, has applied to import HFO-1234yf (2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene) to replace some existing refrigerants because it has a much lower global warming potential and better energy performance than existing HFC and HCHC refrigerants, breaks down rapidly in the environment, and is not ozone depleting.

Because HFO-1234yf is a flammable gas, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking submissions from the refrigerant industry and other parties about managing the flammability risks.

Public submissions open on Monday 18 July and close at 5pm on Monday 29 August 2016.

·         Go to the submissions page

·         View application details and information

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