”The critical success factors that led to the clinching of this customer’s order include our stringent production standards, which easily cleared the safety requirements of the local regulatory authorities, and our defining eco-friendly product characteristics, which matched the customer’s direction for corporate social responsibility. ” Sales Team, Singapore.
Over the years, regulations have been introduced to manage the deleterious effects of the different types of refrigerants on the environment. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty implemented in 1989. In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) was introduced. The Kyoto Protocol followed it in 1997, and is an extension of the UNFCC. Man-made fluorinated gas ( F-gas ) Regulations are European based legislation aimed at combatting the potential global warming effects of F-gases.
Several European electro-mechanical safety standards have thus been implemented for products containing flammable refrigerants.
With the trend shifting towards naturally occurring hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants, as well as to align themselves with the legislative changes, many companies in Europe are now turning to HC refrigerants.