The increasing need for sustainable cooling and air conditioning is driving demand for refrigerants worldwide. One result of this is that the safety requirements for the use of natural or synthetic refrigerants are becoming more rigorous. The Research Unit ExRef: Explosion hazards of low global warming potential refrigerants is dedicated to this topic. It aims to develop a mathematical model for anticipating ignition and flame propagation and also work on both physico-chemical and methodological issues that are potentially of great interest in connection with different classes of refrigerants. (Spokesperson: Dr.-Ing. Detlev Markus, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig)
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