HFC's are a chemical compound which aids in air cooling and is commonly found in air conditioners.
A compound consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon. The HFCs are a class of replacements for CFCs. Because they do not contain chlorine or bromine, they do not deplete the ozone layer and have an ODP of 0. Some HFCs have high GWPs.
A chemical compound containing hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon. With no chlorine or bromine, HFCs do not destroy the ozone layer but have a global- warming potential, as do ozone-depleting substances.
The term used to describe the technical (or industrial) grade purity chemicals consisting of partly fluorinated alkanes (e.g. 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane; HFC 134a). This term is also used to describe chemicals consisting of partly fluorinated alkanes, even if they do not have large-scale applications, and are typically only available in laboratory scale quantities (e.g. 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane; HFC 134). See also hydrofluoroalkanes (HFA).
A man-made chemical used as a refrigerant.
A class of chemicals being used to replace CFCs. They do not contain chlorine or bromine and therefore do not deplete ozone in the stratosphere. These all have an ODP value of zero but can have high GWP values.
A compound which does not contain chlorine and does not damage the ozone layer.
A chlorine-free refrigerant containing hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon with zero ozone depletion potential.
A class of refrigerants. Generally refers to Hydrofluorocarbon family of refrigerants.