We learn today that the EU has been urged to take stronger action on the HFC family of greenhouse gases by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). The EIA argues that firm European regulation to cuts HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) will send a strong signal to developing countries where their use is growing, but also help create a […]
If you have an air conditioning unit, or any system that uses refrigerants you may have heard about R22 phase out and it’s urgency in the coming months. Similarly, you may not! But if you do own such a system it is important to understand what it means and why it’s important. R22 is a […]
Under new legislation R22 refrigerants are to be removed and replaced. The reason for the refrigerant R22 replacement is because the refrigerant has a negative impact on our ozone layer and as a result most companies are responding to the legislation change by complying with the regulations earlier than the set deadline of 2015. This […]
There are a number of rules and regulations that govern the ownership of some equipment such as refrigeration and air conditioning units. This is in order to prevent the pollution of air and the environment. The rules that govern the usage of these include the following: Firstly, when using this equipment, you must always check […]
The EU’s F-Gas Regulation No. 842/2006 came into effect in July ’07. F-gases contain the most common form of refrigerant in use today, HFCs. Leakage of these HFCs not only decreases your system’s energy efficiency but it is also harmful to the environment.