According to RSL Ireland, there is some big news coming from Brussels regarding the banning of HFCs.
There is the possibility of a ban on any HFC with a GWP greater than 2150 between 2015 and 2017. This includes 404A, 422D, 417A, and 417B.
There is also a possible total ban on all HFC’s by 2020.
Critically there may be a ban on factory pre-charged air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment which is essential for small installers such as ourselves. While we understand the reasoning, it could cause major issues.
It is expected that truck refrigeration equipment to come under the F-Gas regulations.
Further all “natural refrigerants” to come under F-Gas regulations
RSL Ireland promise to keep us posted.