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EU F-Gas Regulation

ACS has produced new guidance to support retailers prepare for the F-Gas service ban which comes into effect on 1st January 2020. 

From 1st January 2020, the EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation (also known as the EU F-Gas Regulation) will ban the use of refrigerants with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 2,500 or more in certain refrigeration units. It will also ban refrigeration technicians from servicing these units.  All retailers, including convenience stores, are required to comply with the EU F-Gas Regulation. 

The Regulation will also phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that can be sold in the EU by 79% by 2030. This means that some refrigerants (including the most common refrigerant R404a) will become increasingly harder to obtain and more expensive.

Download the Guidance here