Paul Huggins, Associate Director, Programmes at the Carbon Trust, looks at the challenges ahead on refrigerant quotas.
There is widespread apprehension about inaction by many in the refrigeration market to the impending F-Gas cliff-edge reduction in refrigerant quota. A 37 per cent reduction compared to the 2015 baseline of the 183 MTCO2-e is, when taking sales of new pre-installed charge equipment into account, actually a 44 per cent reduction.
There are significant changes underway in the industry with R32 being ushered into the UK market, but knowing what you need to upgrade can be a minefield. Advanced Engineering Technical Director Colin Pratt explains why you might not have to fret just yet.
‘R32 Safe’ and ‘A2L Safe’. These terms are everywhere in the industry at the moment. Understandably, some of you may be dreading having to potentially spend thousands of pounds to upgrade your equipment to ensure compliance.
But the truth is you may not need to.