Tag : F-Gas
A lower flammability refrigerant with a GWP of 146 developed by Honeywell has been selected by Central England Co-operative for a trial at a community food store in Tamworth.
European countries have so far failed to outline designated strategies to realise sustainable cooling that also factors in the importance of energy efficiency, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) has argued.
Now that the F-Gas ban on servicing larger systems with virgin refrigerants with GWP of 2500 or above has come into force, reclaimed refrigerant is the best option for customers still needing higher-GWP gases, says distributor A-Gas.
The future of the UK cooling sector is inextricably linked with the heating industry and many of the training and environmental challenges faced in the drive to decarbonisation, a panel of industry experts have said during the latest BESA National Conference.
Greater consideration of cooling system performance and energy efficiency should be made in the retail sector alongside the drive to make use of lower-GWP refrigerant, the latest RAC Magazine webinar has heard.
This month’s issue considers the cooling industry’s progress in trying to meet the demands of F-Gas regulation and the Montreal Protocol, as well as the major barriers and opportunities ahead.
New bipartisan legislation proposed in the US will attempt to introduce a national phasedown schedule to support the cooling industry to switch to lower GPW products from using HFC refrigerant.
More must be done to simplify the process of supporting companies to switch to lower GWP, lower flammability A2L refrigerant, as has already been seen with other alternative gas products used in cooling, an industry expert has warned.
RAC Magazine will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 November focused on implementing lower flammability A2L HFO refrigerant blends in supermarkets.
A rapid drop in industry reliance for R404A refrigerant seemingly in favour of lower GWP alternatives has shown the effectiveness of EU F-Gas regulation to tackle HFC use. However, experts warn that industry still must address major challenges around energy efficiency and counterfeit trade.