From the Office Journal of the European Union we provide you with the “regulation on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases” (EC No 842/2006 of 17 May 2006).
DEU - Verordnung EU Nr 517-2014.pdf
Four terms: recovery, recycling, reclamation, destruction
In regulation EC No 842/2006, also known as the F-gas regulation, the definition of terms when dealing with used refrigerants is explained. In doing so it is differentiated between four terms which, at this point, we would like to describe to you:
- Recovery: A withdrawal and storing of fluorinated greenhouse gases. The gases (e.g. HFC / CFC refrigerants) can be withdrawn from existing cooling systems or containers.
- Recycling: The term „recycling“ means the reuse of recycled fluorinated greenhouse gases that have previously been cleaned in a defined cleaning process.
- Reclamation: The reclaimed fluorinated greenhouse gas is upgraded by appropriate treatment to a defined standard (degree of purity).
- Destruction: In this process the fluorinated greenhouse gas is mainly converted into other stable substances which are not fluorinated greenhouse gases. A further method is the simple destruction of the greenhouse gases.
The F-gas regulation can be downloaded here and in our download area.
Commission regulation regarding certification
The European Union (EU) established in regulation No 303/2008 of April 2nd 2008 the “minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification
of companies and personnel as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases”. We offer you the legal text as a download.
- Overview of Refrigerants
- HFC REFRIGERANTS
- LOW GWP REFRIGERANTS
- HALOGEN FREE REFRIGERANTS
- CARBON DIOXIDE