Cross Rental Services is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Acclimatise Ltd. Acclimatise is a well-established UK hire company headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent. Founded in 2005 by the current senior management team, …
F-Gas Regulation was introduced by the European Union to help control emission levels generated by fluorinated greenhouse gases (f-gases) such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Current f-gas regulation was introduced in January 2015 & replaced the previous original regulation which had been put in place since 2006.
The Regulation put in place 3 main measures:
Due to the global warming potential of HFC gases refrigerant manufacturers have been given allocated quotas for the HFC gases they supply in Europe. A target has been put in place to cut current levels down to 21% by 2030. With the refrigerant R22 already phased out, the refrigerants R404A & R507 are also in the process of being phased out. Product & service bans have also been put into effect. From 2020, R404A & R507 refrigerants will be completely banned from stationary refrigeration systems which have a charge greater than 10kg.
F-gas regulation has lead to all companies having to keep records of gases & refrigerants used. The following information should be recorded: