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global warming potential

(GWP) means the measure of how much 1 kg of the refrigerant applied in the vapour compression cycle is estimated to contribute to global warming, expressed in kg CO2 equivalents over a 100-year time horizon GWP values considered will be those set out in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 for fluorinated refrigerants, the GWP values shall be those published in the Third Assessment Report (TAR), adopted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [1] (2001 IPCC GWP values for a 100-year period) for non-fluorinated gases, the GWP values are those published in the first IPCC assessment [2] over a 100-year period GWP values for mixtures of refrigerants shall be based on the formula stated in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 for refrigerants not included in the above references, the IPCC UNEP 2010 report on Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps, dated February 2011, or newer, shall be used as a reference