AREA guide “Equipment for refrigerants with lower (A2L) and higher (A3) flammability”
In the future we will see more alternative refrigerants to HFCs due to the EU F-gas Regulation and future international phase-down of High Global Warming Potential Substances. To lower global warming impact it is necessary to have a less stable molecule as a refrigerant, which means that the substance becomes flammable.
The equipment and the tools for installation, maintenance and repair of future equipment containing flammable low GWP refrigerants need to be properly handled by competent personnel. For the competence of the personnel, refer to the AREA Guideline: “Guidance on minimum requirements for contractors’ training & certification”, 2014. Read more