The 2014 F–Gas Regulations brought about significant changes to the air conditioning industry, affecting end users, facilities managers, specifiers and installers alike.
This important change in legislation had one major objective: to reduce F–Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030, by cutting the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Alternatives like R32 are already making up 50% of the existing R410A refrigerant found in many current air conditioning systems, R32 has a GWP of just one third that of R410A (GWP 675).
Also it’s highly energy efficient and easy to recycle. Plus, the volumetric capacity of R32 is around 20% higher than that of R410A, which means system refrigerant volumes are lower.
Watch this R32 introduction video:
R32 One year on
It’s been over a year since Mitsubishi Electric started utilising low GWP R32 refrigerant in their air conditioning systems.
They’ve produced a new video to review the progress since launch and to look forward to R32 developments in 2018.
Watch the R32 2018 update:
If you have any questions regarding F–Gas Regulations or R32, please contact us.