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Automotive Refrigerants of the Near Future

It seemed like yesterday when I heard the news that R12 would be phased out of production because it was harming the ozone layer.  To get us through, the industry adopted a new refrigerant, R134a, until a more environmentally friendly solution was available.  While the successor of R-12 is not an ozone depleting chemical, the widely used replacement, R-134a, [...]

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Automotive Refrigerants of the Near Future

It seemed like yesterday when I heard the news that R12 would be phased out of production because it was harming the ozone layer.  To get us through, the industry adopted a new refrigerant, R134a, until a more environmentally friendly solution was available.  While the successor of R-12 is not an ozone depleting chemical, the widely used replacement, R-134a, scores high as a greenhouse gas, so, it too must eventually be replaced as an automotive refrigerant. An E.U. directive that recently took effect which requires … [Continue Reading]

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Automotive Refrigerants of the Near Future

It seemed like yesterday when I heard the news that R12 would be phased out of production because it was harming the ozone layer.  To get us through, the … [Continue Reading...]

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Automotive Refrigerants of the Near Future

It seemed like yesterday when I heard the news that R12 would be phased out of production because it was harming the ozone layer.  To get us through, the industry adopted a new refrigerant, R134a, until a … [Read More...]

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