The global standards body approves 500-g charge limit for hydrocarbons after rejecting Malaysia vote, setting stage for wider use in commercial display cases.
Voting against the IEC’s new hydrocarbon charge limit would put U.S. supermarkets at a disadvantage, says NASRC executive director.
A group of NGOs and companies today urged the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to increase the charge limit on A3 (flammable) refrigerants to 500g when it votes on the issue this year.
A higher flammable refrigerant charge limit, likely to be approved in 2019, should broaden the market for hydrocarbons in commercial refrigeration, according to manufacturers.
Energy efficiency is the main focus of AHT’s Chinese customers, according to the Austrian OEM, which was exhbiting its propane cabinets at its own ChinaShop booth for the first time.
If rejected by 9 national committees, the current draft standard suggesting to move the limit from 150g to 500g for the commercial refrigeration sector will be put off the table for years to come.