Legislation


FETA Guidance on Risk Assessment

Following the publication of the introduction to A2L refrigerants, a number of FETA groups have been working on guidance for the industry with regard to Risk Assessments required for compliance with DSEAR – the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation.

 

FETA Guidance on Risk Assessment
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FETA - An introduction to A2L refrigerants

An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications.

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F-Gas implementing regulations published

The implementing regulations related to F-Gas and 517/2014, have now been published in the EU Official Journal.

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ASERCOM guide: the effect of refrigerant temperature glide

Asercom have produced a useful guide on the effect of refrigerant temperature glide and gives an overview of the relation between the dew and mid temperature for non-azeotropic mixtures.  It highlights the difference in performance and gives a recommendation for converting the performance of the compressor regulated by the existing standards to mid-temperature performance.

ASERCOM guide: the effect of refrigerant temperature glide
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F-Gas Regulation - Defra guidance by Gluckman Consulting

Climalife are pleased to share with you comprehensive guidance related to the new EU F-Gas regulation (517/2014) prepared by Gluckman Consulting and Jacobs.  The guidance has been prepared on behalf of Defra (the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
 

30 information sheets are available for viewing and download....

F Gas Regulation   Defra guidance by Gluckman Consulting
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ACRIB Guidance on the future use of R404A and the new F Gas Regulations

ACRIB have written useful guidance on the future use of R404A.  

 

The new F-Gas Regulations come into force on 1 January 2015, placing restrictions on the use of certain HFC refrigerants in certain applications.  R404A has a GWP of 3922 and is therefore in the group of refrigerants with a GWP >2500 which will be most affected by the new regulations.

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F-GAS - GWP and Leak Check Requirements

Within the new F-Gas Regulation, the GWP or the means to calculate the GWP of refrigerant blends is defined based on the IPCC 4th Assessment criteria.
 
The new legislation continues to place high importance on minimising leaks and encouraging regular leak checks depending on the refrigerant charge and gives greater emphasis on leak checking of systems with higher GWP....

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