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"Helping you to make the right decision. - Part 2"

Banning R22

As you know, the EU banned R22 and other HCFC’s. According to EU regulation 2037/2000, virgin R22 can not be used until the end of 2014.

Alternative refrigerants such as HCF’s cost significantly more than R22. They are subject to the EC F-gas regulation, which imposes extra costs. This regulation may become more stringent after 2011. Prices of synthetic refrigerants containing chlorine are already rising. After 2008, they may be unavailable at reasonable costs.

If your facility uses a refrigerant that will be banned, you need to act soon. Industrial Refrigeration Services can help you review your options.

Natural Refrigerant

Based on your cooling requirements, IRS can recommend an alternative solution that limits the harmful effects to the environment.

Plentiful in supply and moderately priced, ammonia and carbon dioxide are natural alternatives to synthetic refrigerants. Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide have been successfully used in food production and storage for several decades.

With ammonia, there are no harmful emissions, no greenhouse gasses and no depletion of the ozone layer.

Important Dates

January 1st, 2010 - Virgin R22 can no longer be used. Reclaimed R22 refrigerant can still be used

January 1st, 2015 - A complete ban for all R22 including reclaimed non virgin R22

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R22 PHASE-OUT Issues to consider
  • Before replacing R22 with another synthetic refrigerant, determine the compatibility of your compressor, oil type, sealing materials, pipe work strength and controls.
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