Refrigerant gases

Refrigerant gases for refrigeration prohibited in 2020

For refrigerant gases used in refrigeration, the “F-gas” Regulation (EU) 517/2014, on fluorinated greenhouse gases established certain prohibitions on the use and placing on the market of such gases as of 1 January 2020. Firstly, direct quote: Article 13 “Control of use” “From 1 January...


F-gas or the prohibition of fluorinated gases

Six years ago, the European Parliament approved Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014, known as the F-gas Regulation on the prohibition of fluorinated gases, which established a schedule for the reduction and gradual prohibition of current fluorinated greenhouse gases.    F-gas prohibitions in the coming years In terms of...


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Subcritical CO2 refrigeration

Before you start reading this post, we think you might be interested in the article on Refrigeration with CO2   What is a subcritical CO2 cycle? Subcritical cycles are those in which the refrigerant can be condensed, i.e. the compressor discharge pressure is lower than the critical pressure....


Transcritical CO2 refrigeration

Commonly known as R-744 when used as a refrigerant, carbon dioxide (CO2) has become one of the most popular natural refrigerants in recent times. It is a refrigerant classified according to the Safety Regulations for Refrigeration Installations as "Safety Class = A1", i.e. "non-flammable" and "low toxicity". It...


co2 refrigeration

CO2 refrigeration

Due to growing concerns about the harmful impact that fluorinated refrigerants can have on the environment, natural refrigerants have made a comeback, especially NH3 and CO2 used for industrial purposes at low temperatures. In this post we will talk about CO2 refrigeration. Commonly known as...


Refrigeration with glycol INTARCON

Glycol and R290 for industrial and commercial refrigeration applications

Eco-friendly refrigerant gases how glycol and R290 are widely used in refrigeration chambers nowadays. This is the case due to two main reasons: The increase in taxes on the use of fluorinated gases. For on-going search for an eco-friendly and less polluting alternative. The recent...


Substitute natural refrigerants

With the entry into force of the EU's F-Gas Regulation 517/2014, we need to find natural replacement refrigerants that allow us to operate our refrigeration equipment properly and as they have been operating until now. Due to growing concerns about the harmful impact that fluorinated refrigerants can...


Types of refrigerant gases that are most commonly used for refrigeration

The time has come! The European F-Gas regulation prohibited the use of HFC refrigerant gases containing PCA ≥ 2500 in new installations on 1 January 2020. Moreover, refrigerants containing GWP ≥ 150 will be prohibited from 2022 onwards; this has revolutionised the industrial refrigeration sector,...


El desconocido pero sorprendente R152a

Unknown and surprising R152a

Un refrigerante ecológico que no paga impuestos. Probablemente la alternativa más económica y eficiente para las instalaciones de refrigeración en la industria.


Nuevo impuesto sobre gases fluorados.

New tax on fluorinated gases

From first January 2014, a new tax regulation on fluorinated gases is into force in Spain, which taxes the HFCs reload in cooling systems according to the gas GWP (Global Warming Potential). (more…)