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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 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.
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.
A significant number of regulatory compliance challenges linked to the trade of specialist goods such as cooling equipment and other related components will need to be addressed as a result of the UK government’s intention to leave the European Customs Union.
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.