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The increasing importance of flammable refrigerants to a cooling industry under pressure to meet the requirements of EU F-Gas regulation, as well as fears about ensuring the appropriate and legal use of such products, are among the key themes of a new joint industry guide.
A new survey of members of the European contractors’ association AREA has revealed that a majority of respondents are aware of the illegal trade of refrigerant that infringes regulations intended to curb use of higher GWP products.
European contractors’ association AREA has said it remains generally supportive of the EU regulation on ozone depleting substances in response to consultation around the legislation’s effectiveness and implementation to curb production.
Cooling industry bodies including European contractors’ association AREA have called for the European Commission to amend F-Gas regulation so that the export provision of pre-charged equipment manufactured in the EU be exempted from the current phase down quota.
European contractors’ association AREA has announced that the Greek Association of Certified and Licensed Engineers and Technicians of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems has become a member of the organisation in a move intended to step up collaboration on key industry issues.
Marco Buoni has been elected as the president of the European contractors’ association AREA as part of the latest range of changes to the organisation.
The third F-Gas Consultation Forum concluded this week with all EU member states reiterating a commitment to current quota reductions for higher GWP gas, despite some industry pressure to consider exceptions.
AREA is among four major HVAC bodies calling on the European cooling industry to immediately stop installing R404A and R507A systems in order to meet stricter HFC quota restrictions that came into effect this year.
AREA has said that the coming steep quota reduction in HFC refrigerants should move forward as planned