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LIFE FRONT: Availability of non-fluorinated flammable refrigerant products & impact of standards

You are invited to participate in this survey conducted as part of the work within the EU-funded project "LIFE FRONT" ( 

The project aims to remove barriers posed by standards for flammable refrigerants in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) applications.

The aim of the survey is to map the available technology and product groups using hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants, their expected future availability, and the impact of standards on such market development. The findings will contribute to the market research investigating the impact of current (restrictive) standards on the European HVAC&R industry, and their end users.

Parameters of the survey:

Geographic focus:    Europe

Sector focus:            Commercial Refrigeration / Room Air Conditioning / Residential & Commercial Heat Pumps

General survey instructions:
  • Questions with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
  • Many questions have an optional "comments box", where respondents can add their opinion and additional information.
  • In case you want to start the survey and finish it at a later time, you can save your progress at any moment during the survey by clicking on the "Save and continue later" button.
  • Several questions depend on the answers from previous questions.

Why participate?

The results of the survey will be available for free to the public as one of the outcomes of the project. The expected publication date is early September 2018.

The respondents can help advance the objectives of the project that seeks to eliminate the existing barriers for hydrocarbons. 

Who should answer?

Interested participants to the survey could be: 
  • system manufacturers
  • end-users
  • trade bodies
  • the research community
  • national authorities
  • NPOs 
The questionnaire takes around 15 minutes to complete, depending on the level of detail you provide.
All results will remain anonymous and only aggregated data will be used to outline the market trends.

Extended deadline for contributions: 30 April 2018

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Thank you for your time and participation!