Misuse of refrigerants is growing concern

Thursday, August 11, 2016

As the phase down of HFC refrigerants gathers pace, fears are growing that there will be more accidents caused by people using the wrong alternative gases in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Graeme Fox*, senior mechanical engineer at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA),...

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F gas is not going anywhere

Friday, June 24, 2016

Despite the outcome of the EU Referendum, the cooling industry will not see any change to regulations covering the use of fluorinated refrigerant gases (F gas) or the requirement for refrigerant handling registration, according to experts. While the original F gas Regulation (EC517/2014) emanated...

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Refcom welcomes successful F gas prosecution

Friday, April 29, 2016

The news that the Environment Agency (EA) has carried out a successful prosecution under the F gas Regulations has been welcomed by the building services industry’s refrigerant handling and certification scheme Refcom. Schneider Electric was fined £3,000 for failing to recover 15kg of sulphur...

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The UK leads the world in refrigerant reclamation, according to a major report published in the US.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has studied refrigerant management and recycling programmes worldwide and found that the UK had the highest reported rate of recovery at between 65 and 92% - ahead of other major economies including Australia, Canada, California, the...

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