R22: act now
R22: F GAS REGULATIONS AND IMPACT TO SPARE PARTS
After 31st December 2014 it will no longer be legal to top up or replenish a system using R22 gas. Daikin UK will continue to supply spare parts for systems originally sold as R22. The legislation relates to the gas not the equipment.
For systems using drop in refrigerants, parts can still be purchased however no warranty will be offered. Daikin has always sort to support its customers with spare parts where possible throughout the life of these systems.
R22 SPARE PARTS: STATEMENT FROM THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
The Fluorinated Gases and Ozone Depleting Substance Regulations state, maintenance requiring the joining of 2 or more pieces of equipment or circuits should only be undertaken by qualified engineers if containing HFC gas, from an F-gas Certified Company. After 31st December 2014, the use of HCFC gas will no longer be legal if required to top up / replenish your equipment, this includes recovered gas.”
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R22: ACT NOW
Now’s the time to act and replace climate control systems still using R22. New sources of R22 have already been phased out. Only reclaimed R22 is currently available. After 2014, all sources of R22 will be banned. So any equipment requiring R22 gas will become redundant.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOU?
The impact of the R22 phase out will be felt by any organisation that uses R22 refrigerant. So it is vital to replace R22 systems before price rises and supply shortages mean you will no longer be able to service or maintain R22 systems. This could impact on building systems long before January 2015.
WHAT ARE THE R22 REPLACEMENT OPTIONS?
Using a drop in refrigerant may seem like a simple answer. But this short term solution comes with increased risks of system failure, higher running costs and without the backing of a manufacturer’s warranty. Instead Daikin UK offers a complete range of R22 replacement options that are easily installed and much more energy efficient.
WHAT IS R22?
R22 is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), commonly used in air conditioning, process cooling and industrial refrigeration plant applications.
WHY IS R22 BEING PHASED OUT?
When R22 is released into the air, chlorine is released in the stratosphere and reacts with ozone, contributing to ozone layer depletion. New refrigerants such as R-410A can transform performance, making the latest R22 replacement systems 40% more efficient in cooling than older R22 systems.