global warming potential


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global warming potential

The ability of a greenhouse gas to trap heat in the atmosphere, measured relative to CO2.
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Whilst refrigerant suppliers are busy developing new blended synthetic gases with lower global warming potential, Star believes there is a long-established, natural alternative.
Star Refrigeration's Key Account Manager, Food Market, Alex Henderson, said: "The significant reduction in refrigerant charge, coupled with zero global warming potential has provided Brakes with the environmentally responsible solution it was looking for."
Relative to carbon dioxide, methane has a disproportionately large global warming potential. Methane is 33 times more effective at warming the Earth on a mass basis and a century time scale relative to carbon dioxide.
* Global warming: A 130% increase in global warming potential is equivalent to adding 15.7 million more cars to our roads.
Its global warming potential is four, compared with the level of 150 recommended by the EU.
It also provides for a total ban on the use of F-gases for a series of equipment and products, including flame retarders from 2016 onwards, and new equipment placed on the market, such as refrigerating and freezing equipment for commercial use by 2020 or 2022, according to their global warming potential (GWP).
This decision to systematically introduce these commercial horizontal ice cream chest freezers across Europe, is a part of Nestle's commitment to progressively phase out the use of high global warming potential refrigerants, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFC).
Its environmental credentials also include a global warming potential (GWP) of less than 1, and it is both recyclable and reusable.
Its Global Warming Potential is more than 1,000x lower than conventional insulating foams.
The global warming potential of 1kWh of wind-generated electricity is 1% of the global warming potential of the typical mix of electricity production.
The classification will help aerosol formulators develop products that meet federal VOC regulations, adding another key environmental benefit to the product's very low global warming potential.
Each has been given a Global Warming Potential over 20 years (GWP20) rating - a measure showing how many times more potent a greenhouse gas it is than CO2.