EU Ozone Depleting Substances

R22 remains a very common refrigerant in existing systems used by many air conditioning and process engineering users. The Regulation will ban the use of R22 as a “topup” fluid for maintenance between 2010 (for virgin fluid) and 2015 (for recycled fluid).

This is of crucial importance for many companies and means that all users of R22 and other HCFC systems need to consider alternative refrigerants or the purchase of new equipment.