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Refrigerants – the rules and regulations

ITALY: Carel has published a white paper explaining the new refrigerant regulations introduced by various countries, with a particular focus on the EU and the USA.

The 36-page document offers an in-depth analysis of these new regulations, providing an overview of the main changes introduced and their implications for the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sectors. 

The revision of the European F-gas regulation, which came into force on 11 March, mandates the progressive reduction of HFC refrigerants until their complete elimination by 2050, including requirements for HFOs. In the USA, the American Innovation & Manufacturing Act (AIM Act) grants the EPA the authority to regulate HFCs through a gradual reduction in production and consumption and a transition to next-generation technologies.

With this white paper, Carel says it aims to provide the necessary information to understand and adapt to these new regulations, helping industry players navigate an ever-evolving regulatory landscape.

The white paper can be downloaded here.

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