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Defra, the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency have announced a ban on refrigerants with a global warming potential (GWP) greater than 2500, effective from 1st January 2020. Commonly used refrigerants subject to the ban include, but are not limited to, R404A and R507A. Although the ‘fresh’ use of these refrigerants will be banned from 2020, the use of reclaimed, or recycled, variants will be exempt until 2030. Members are advised to check their systems for the affected […]

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Using and trading in fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances if there’s no Brexit deal Following new guidance published in December, the new system to which businesses should register to receive Fluorinated gas (F gas) and Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) quota is now live. In the event of no deal, new UK regulations, as specified in the guidance, will apply from 29 March 2019. These new regulations will transfer most of the requirements of the EU regulations into UK law. […]

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Using and trading in fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances if there’s no Brexit deal. Following our Technical Notice published in September, we have developed more detailed guidance for businesses on what to do if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. View the additional guidance at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fluorinated-gases-and-ozone-depleting-substances-how-to-do-business-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal In the unlikely event of no deal, new UK regulations will apply from 29 March 2019. These new regulations will transfer most of the requirements of the EU regulations into UK […]

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There is a growing trade in illegal refrigerents warn Europe association in the gas industrty. Three European trade assocations are calling for better enforcement of the F-Gas Regulations. As growing illegal trade of refrigerants is reported, the associations call on all market players to only buy refrigerants from reputable sources in order to ensure the safe and efficient operation of HVACR equipment. Illegally imported refrigerant can present a major risk for the health and safety of installers and users and […]

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The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on the UK’s progress on reducing F-Gas emissions, but has highlighted areas where it believes greater effort can be made in tackling non-compliance. FETA was supportive of the EAC’s inquiry, which took a close look at how the challenge of F-Gas emission reduction in the post-Brexit context should best be dealt with. In its report, the EAC asked the government how […]

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The Chemours Company has signed a distributor agreement with Arkema for the distribution of XP40 (R-449A) in the European Union, to meet the growing demand for low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants under the F-Gas Regulation. The 2018 F-Gas cap and phase-down reduction of 37 percent has generated significant demand for low GWP alternatives to replace legacy products such as R-404A and R-507A. XP40 is currently the refrigerant of choice among leading supermarkets, retailers, contractors, distributors and end-users in the EU for retrofit […]

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Dual approach necessary to keep pace with F-Gas reducing quota, say experts at RAC’s F-Gas Question TIme The industry needs to embrace a new era of working where the refrigerant it uses is more highly prized if it is to meet the demands of reducing HFC quotas and dwindling refrigerant stocks. This was one of the key messages of F-Gas Question Time, which took place just before RAC went to press. This new culture will mean contractors and end-users need […]

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EPEE video on R404A

23/05/2018

EPEE have recently released a brochure on R404A and the F Gas regs, EPEE have also produced a short video.  CLICK HERE to view the video and download the brochure. As part of a broader communications campaign, four leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – EPEE, AREA, Asercom and EFCTC – have joined forces in an unprecedented effort to call upon European installers to stop using high GWP refrigerants in the equipment they install, […]

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Leading UK refrigerant distributor Climalife has urged air conditioning customers to move rapidly to R32 to avoid major price increases and supply problems with R410A. In a special customer presentation in North London last week, Climalife joined with refrigerant manufacturer Honeywell in warning air conditioning users of the need to adopt the lower GWP refrigerant as a matter of urgency. All the headlines last year were occupied by the rising prices and decreasing availability of R404A in the refrigeration industry, […]

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Current price of more commonly used, higher GWP gas and the possible means of extending subsidies to support take up of alternative cooling systems among important topics of recent F-Gas regulation review 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. As part of the third review of how the EU F-Gas Regulation is faring, AREA vice president […]

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