global warming potential


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global warming potential

[¦glō·bəl ′wȯrm·iŋ pə‚ten·chəl]
(meteorology)
The ratio of global warming or radiative forcing from 1 kilogram of a greenhouse gas to 1 kilogram of carbon dioxide over 100 years, expressed per mole or per kilogram; it provides a way to calculate the contribution of each greenhouse gas to the annual increase in radiative forcing.
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These refrigerants have far lower global warming potential (GWP) than the products they are designed to replace and will enable compliance with a growing number of regulations that limit the use of high-GWP refrigerants.
Formacel 1100 will enable our customers to reduce the global warming potential by greater than 99 percent compared to the HFCs used in rigid polyurethane insulating foams that it will replace.
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In addition to its zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and an extremely low global warming potential (GWP) of less than two, this product can further reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions with better thermal insulation performance than incumbent products.
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Looking at its environmental characteristics, like HFCs, Novec 1230 fluid has zero ozone depletion potential, but its key differentiating factor is its global warming potential of just one.
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