Low gwp refrigerants. guidance on use and basic competence requirements for contractors

Low GWP Refrigerants. Guidance on use and basic competence requirements for contractors

HFCs can be used in all refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) applications. However due to their high global warming potential (GWP), HFCs have environmental implications in the event of refrigerant emissions into the atmosphere. Whereas RACHP contractors use every available solution with complete neutrality towards equipment and refrigerants, this paper considers alternatives to HFC, with a dual aim:

  • Set the general AREA position on use of low GWP refrigerants in RAC installations: for what type of equipment are they best suited, under which conditions & requirements etc
  • Set basic competence requirements for RACHP contractors dealing with low GWP refrigerants…