f-gas regulations

What are the best alternatives to harmful F-gases?

The risks fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) pose to our environment are certainly not news to those operating in fields where these are – or were – widely used. Their global warming potential (GWP) is far higher than that of CO2, making them a huge contributor to climate change. The 2020 F-gas ban has helped reduce […]

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Calls for calm in face of “F-gas furore”

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to keep “a sense of perspective” in the face of a growing row over the European Commission’s decision to speed up the phase down of global warming gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Technical Director Graeme Fox explains why: Despite concerted pressure from […]

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Honeywell launches new apps to help with F-Gas compliance

Honeywell has announced the launch of several new online and offline tools to help refrigeration and air conditioning professionals transition away from high global warming potential refrigerants. iPhone, iPad and Android apps, along with simulation software, will help contractors and engineers make more informed retrofit decisions when it comes to F-Gas. Industry data show that […]

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F-gas regulations for latecomers

2014 has brought the R22 phase-out period to a close and the use of recycled or virgin HCFCs to service HVAC equipment is now illegal. “Businesses that have struggled to make their HVAC equipment fit for purpose by now are facing increased business risk as a result of non-compliance with national and European ozone and […]

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