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 (hī′drə-klôr′ə-flo͝or′ə-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. HCFC
Any of a group of organic compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, fluorine, and hydrogen, used as refrigerants and in other products in place of chlorofluorocarbons.
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Noun1.hydrochlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere
CFC, chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
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The final phase out date for R22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants is 2015, yet there is much uncertainty over recycled refrigerant availability and price from January 2010.
Another alternative, R22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), isn't supply limited, the company says, but there are performance limitations in some applications and a possible tax looming on the horizon because of its chlorine content.
Other refrigerants -- namely, hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-123 -- have shown an efficiency advantage of 3 to 5 percent, when compared with HFC-134a.
Honeywell is helping companies realise genuine business benefits from phasing out and removing the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant R-22 from their refrigeration and air conditioning plants ahead of regulatory requirements.
Makide said the survey found that the density of three CFC-alternative gases -- hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a, and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b and HCFC-142b -- was higher at all locations since 1995.
One Regulation covers hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) import quotas, amending the reference dates used to calculate quotas.