In 2014 the European Union approved an important regulation, affecting all environmental simulation sector, to clamp down the rising trend of global warming. In 2017 we entered that period, according to EU regulation 517/2014, in which European Union requires to comply with the program of decreasing FGas emissions (fluorinated greenhouse gases).
The F-Gases, which begins to be used in HVAC&R machines following the CFC gas disposal, are today accused as some of the biggest contributors of greenhouse effect increase.
After technical evaluations the European Union agreed to decrease F-Gas GWP and established a plan forecasting a reduction scheme with allowed emission limits per year (2015-2030).
The Target: to decrease by -79% F-Gas emissions within 2030
(compared to 2009-2012 emissions)
What is the "GWP"?
GWP is the acronim that stands for "Global Warming Potential".
It is the potential, of a refrigerant gas, to increase the Global Warming compared with the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.
Each refrigerant gas has its own global warming potential.
The Regulation 517/2014, introduces GWP emissions limit that, starting from 2020, MUST NOT be exceeded.
The regulation does not affect refrigerant systems below -50 ̊C, so R23 can still be used.
GWP comparison between current refrigerant gas (R404A, R23) and alternative ecological gas (R452A, R449A).
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