A document via the Eu Fee has concluded that present requirements regulating using flammable refrigerants provide a vital barrier to the adoption of local weather pleasant choices to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), tough greenhouse gases basically utilized in refrigeration and air-conditioning packages. Greater use of alternative refrigerants is very important to assembly the EU aid objectives for HFCs.
As some choice refrigerants are extremely flammable, a evaluation of present requirements is needed with a purpose to facilitate the transition with out compromising protection. The Fee has due to this fact asked the Eu Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Eu Committee for Electro-technical Standardisation (CENELEC) to habits complete tests of present EU requirements on refrigeration, air con and warmth pump apparatus. The Fee additionally asked tests of ongoing paintings on protection requirements on the world degree and in non-EU international locations. The result of those tests will permit further technical specs for the set up and operation of local weather pleasant flammable choices to be advanced the place vital.