“Tim, Felix and Sarah are looking for the optimal solution for their refrigeration applications.
Legal requirements for refrigerants and energy efficiency are increasing globally in a push to promote climate protection. This situation is creating some major headaches for Tim, Felix and Sarah.”
That’s the opener of the new video released by Efficient Energy GmbH in which the three protagonists search for a future-proof alternative to conventional refrigeration solutions. But watch the video and see yourself…
The HVAC&R sector is known for its conservatism and inertia. But today more than ever the industry would have to wake up and draw the consequences from legal requirements such as the F-gas regulation. Many actors still seem to be misinformed or at least surprised that the regulation in force since 1.1.2015 is actually implemented. Similar to the diesel scandal, one tries here to hush up the effects, to lull the customer with supposedly better replacement refrigerants and to praise the price stability maintained by bunkered or even illegally purchased refrigerants. “No need to panic” is the tenor of the refrigeration industry.
However, a little panic would be quite appropriate: The F-gas regulation applies to all areas of private and commercial refrigeration and thus affects every operator of a refrigeration system in which F-gases are used. To protect the climate, the EU-wide regulation aims at reducing the CO2 equivalent of fluorinated greenhouse gases by almost 80% by 2030. The measures to implement this ambitious goal inevitably result in restrictions for operators of refrigeration systems such as bottlenecks, price increases and refilling bans of refrigerants, restrictions on the maintenance of existing plants or the acquisition of new plants.
It’s high time to question the operational availability of your refrigeration unit, reconsider the refrigerants currently used and find ways to switch from greenhouse-gases to natural and sustainable refrigerants!
“By using water as a refrigerant, Tim, Felix and Sarah have a positive impact on their
companies’ carbon footprints, while simultaneously helping to reduce global
warming. Tim, Felix and Sarah are convinced.”