IRELAND: Leading Irish refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler RSL is to end sales of high GWP refrigerants R404A and R507.
RSL says it will immediately stop purchasing R404A and R507 and sales will end when current limited stocks are exhausted.
“We have a few months supply but for existing good customers only,” RSL founder Gerry McDonagh told the Cooling Post.
The decision has been taken by RSL in view of what it describes as “the continuing madness surrounding the refrigerant gas business” and the significant rises experienced by these two gases in particular.
In a statement, the company said: “We believe that this is the right thing to do. R404A is dead. Continuing to use it and creating future requirements is futile. It will very soon all be gone anyway, Just like R22, R502, etc.”
RSL says it will continue stocking the following:
R448 and 449A (N40 & XP40)
RSL also warns that others, like R508, R23, R422A/D, R417A, R410A R437A and R438A, are already in short supply, are already outrageously expensive, and unlikely to be available after the end of this year.
Founded in Dublin in 1967, RSL has offices and warehouses in Galway, Cork and Belfast. Its UK sister company, Refrigeration Spares Ltd, was founded in 1946 and has depots in London, Exeter, Manchester, Coventry and Glasgow.
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