Excellent move and due for some time. These reviews need to take account of all materials used in the construction industry including materials used in the operation of such equipment e.e.refrierants and their safety implication, training availability, experience and compatibility. Safety should be a concern no. 1 over any other priorities including the environmental concerns which should follow evolution rather than revolution and manufacturers should take greater responsibility and liability. Neil Afram. Space Air Ltd.
Great belated news and hope the industry and building regulations take into account the issues of the introduction of Flammable refrigerants in the AC industry. Changes need to take account of uncontrolled selling and the refrigerant issue in a safe and organized manner. Neil Afram
The document is great and should have been issued almost two years ago when some manufacturers started to push R32 BUT without proper guidance or simply display the Flamibility symbol on sales literature ?. The lack of response from Industry regarding training and ensuring installers and end users take on the responsibility of handling new refrigerants or Building Regulations have guidelines in the use of flammable (as you say irrelevant of degree) in Public Buildings like to (my surprise!) France, Spain & Italy and wouldn't be surprised if more. How can we put the blame on the installer ? or the user if we don't tell, advise and guide ?! Manufacturers have to be more transparent and responsible. As to F-Gas bans .. we only have one alternative and that is not secure and covers up to 12 kW cover so how we (the Royal we) are going to meet the target? A bigger dilemma, the market is facing, is to choose between damaging the environment or risking fire and possible death WHEN there is a LEAK? Neil Afram