R22 Ban

From 1st January 2015 it will be illegal to use any HCFCs (R22 or R408A) to service Refrigeration and Air Conditioning equipment therefore recycled or reclaimed HCFC may no longer be used in the UK.

The ban on the use of virgin HCFC gases represents a very real business threat to any company which uses refrigerants like R22 or R408A in their processes or air conditioning systems.

R22 remains one of the most commonly used refrigerants in the UK so many organisations are going to be affected by the ban. Sectors at greatest risk include the food and drink industry, petro-chemicals, pharmaceuticals, health, retail, hospitality, finance and data-processing. Typical applications can vary widely, but examples include refrigeration systems in supermarkets, blast chillers, cold stores and process coolers and many types of building air-conditioning as well as in transport refrigeration. Many of these applications are absolutely critical to the continued operation of their owner’s business.

The government has given businesses fair warning about the ban and now it's law. The implication to company's that have not complied is very serious but can also be very costly. If your unit or system develops a fault, even a minor fault, you may need to order a complete new replacement or worse case scenario close down until you comply.

To find out if this effects you and what you can do about it, contact us to arrange a free consultation.

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