REFRIGERANTS: Can I still use R22 for service and maintenance? What can I use to replace R22?
No, in the EU it is illegal to use R22 for service and maintenance. The use of virgin HCFCs was banned in the EU at the beginning of 2010 and the use of reclaimed and recycled refrigerant was banned on 1st January 2015. Whilst systems on R22 can be kept running, it is illegal to top up a system with R22 or other HCFCs. See our Legislation page for more information and check our recommendations for converting HCFC refrigerants to other refrigerants.
R22 replacement: it depends on the type of system, as to which refrigerant is best for the application. We can make recommendations for specific applications depending on the circumstances. However, ISCEON MO99 (R438A) can be used in most Dx refrigeration, air conditioning and chiller applications to replace R22. We always recommend the conversion guidelines are consulted and followed. More information on R22 replacements can be found on the product page and in the Download section.
For further advice get in touch with your Sales Manager.