Tag : F-Gas
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.’
Mexichem aims to support the work of European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) in raising awareness around the illegal trade of refrigerant across the EU.
The latest edition of RAC Magazine coincides with the inaugural World Refrigeration Day that takes place on June 26
Implementing recently approved amendments to increase the hydrocarbon charge size for refrigerant allowed in cooling cabinets may take some time to be implemented in the UK, Martyn Cooper of FETA has said.
Europe should strive to increase global awareness and influence of its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions through the F-Gas regulation, the European contractors’ association AREA has said.
Making use of preventative maintenance for compressor technologies will be a vital part of Bitzer UK’s future training programmes, particularly in regard to challenges posed by EU F-Gas regulation.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has voted narrowly to reject increasing the charge limit for flammable refrigerants in refrigeration cabinets, resulting in uncertainty for the development a range of innovative new technologies.
Ensuring certainty on regulatory alignment with key EU law and standards, as well as determining future customs requirements have been identified as vital Brexit concerns for the UK building services sector.
Introducing greater transparency within the F-Gas quota system is among several recommendations that will be vital to protect EU efforts to curbing greenhouse gas emissions, a new report has concluded.
Several appliance manufacturers such as CIAT and Mitsubishi Electric have further expanded their R32 range of split systems as part of ongoing efforts to fully phase out R410A equipment.
Authorities in the US should consider following California’s lead in tackling emissions of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) and HFCs to ensure national climate change commitments can be met, according to a new report.
Chemours has tripled its global production capacity for R1234yf-based products as a reflection of changing demand for refrigerant products that can curb overall greenhouse gas output.
This month’s RAC Magazine includes a showcase of new applications for natural refrigerant that includes a “world first” installation of a rotary compressor pack running on CO2 at a Tesco Express store and a range of other technologies intended to transform cooling efficiency.
Refcom has said a focus on ensuring compliance across the UK with F-Gas regulations, as well as the potential implications on the cooling industry from ongoing uncertainty around Brexit were among key topics of recent discussions with government.