Tag : F-Gas
Regulatory uncertainty is holding back long-term plans to move towards ever lower GWP refrigerants and systems that will increasingly have some level of toxicity or higher flammability to manage, new findings commissioned by the US Department of Energy have concluded.
The EU and UK will mutually recognise professional certification concerning F-Gas compliance for the remainder of 2020 at least, Refcom has confirmed.
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.
AREA will this week set out its Vision 2025 strategy that will take a medium-term view of key challenges informing the organisation’s work.
Challenges posed by changes to product labelling that will impact refrigerants, as well as upheaval facing the cooling sector due to climate change, will be among key topics at the upcoming BESA National Conference.
Mitsubishi Electric has said that lower flammability R32 refrigerant will remain a vital solution to help industry curb its environmental footprint up until at least the late 2020s. The appeal of the gas as a readily available lower GWP solution could also then be further extended beyond the next decade in a blended form, the manufacturer has claimed.
The August edition of RAC Magazine considers how the cooling sector is facing up to these pressures by looking at new approaches to technology, controls and data-led systems that are coming to market.
Cooling firms in Ireland have been warned that their UK-awarded certificates for F-Gas and ODS will not apply after October 31 if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
Preventing the use of illegal refrigerant and its potential implications for safety and operational performance are the focus of a new report from several key European cooling associations.
The EIA campaign group said it hopes to see the UK take an even stricter approach to curbing use of certain HFC refrigerant in the next few years over current F-Gas requirements.
The influential independent government advisory group the Committee on Climate Change has slammed the government for delaying publishing a route map for ’restricting the use of F-gases to the very limited uses where there are currently no viable alternatives.’