Report from the European Commission assessing the 2022 requirement to avoid highly global warming hydrofluorocarbons in some commercial refrigeration systems (GEN - 815.00)

The F-Gas ban on refrigerants with a GWP of 150 or more in multipack centralised refrigeration systems from 2022 has been assessed by the European Commission

The EU F-Gas Regulation (No 517/2014) bans the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases with GWPs greater than 150 in systems with a rated capacity of 40kW or more from 2022. The Regulation also included a promise to review this prohibition by considering the availability of cost-effective, technically feasible, energy-efficient and reliable alternatives. This has been assessed by the European Commission in its report of last 4 August 2017. In this article, the Eurovent Team has analysed the EC report (for members only).