As early as the 1990’s Secop has already begun to develop compressor solutions using environmentallyfriendly refrigerants such as propane (R290) and isobutane (R600a).
The various regulations around the world, to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which has been in process for years, have supported this strategic decision.
On October 14, 2016, almost 200 nations agreed at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, on the further reduction of HFCs as refrigerants, in an amendment of the Montreal Protocol.
“We are very happy about this particular result of the negotiations in Rwanda and feel ourselves encouraged in our early commitment towards hydrocarbons as refrigerants”, says Mogens Soholm, CEO of Secop. Hydrocarbons (HCs) have a global warming potential (GWP) close to 1, where the widely used HFC’s have a GWP between 1,200 and 4,000.