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The consequences of the F-gas Regulation
for air conditioning, refrigeration, and building technology.

The F-Gas Regulation has been in force since January 1, 2015 and applies to refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, heat pumps, household cooling devices and tumble dryers, among others. The regulation poses major challenges for operators and manufacturers alike. The innovation and technology leader ebm‑papst offers ventilation and drive technology solutions that satisfy flammable refrigerants standards, helping manufacturers and operators to switch for good.

Achieving the aims of the F-gas Regulation requires state directives, i.e. a “phase down”.

F-gas Regulation

Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014
fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases)

Verordnung-diagramm

 

from January 1, 2015

  • Household refrigerators and freezers with HFC with a GWP of 150 or more

from January 1, 2020

  • Stationary refrigerating plants that contain or require HFC with a GWP of 2,500 or more, except equipment intended for applications for cooling products at less than -50°C
  • Refrigerators and freezers for commercial use (hermetically sealed equipment) containing HFC with a GWP of 2,500 or more

from January 1, 2022

  • Multi-part, centralized refrigerating plants for commercial use with a rated output of 40 kW or more that require or contain F-gases with a GWP of 150 or more, except in the primary refrigerant circuit in cascade systems in which F-gases with a GWP of less than 1,500 may be used
  • Refrigerators and freezers for commercial use (hermetically sealed equipment) containing HFC with a GWP of 150 or more
 

Would you like to read more information?

F-gas Regulation and ebm-papst products

  • Applications and standards: Learn about which ebm-papst products meet the safety requirements here
  • Comprehensive FAQs on the F-gas Regulation
  • The consequences of the F-gas Regulation for air conditioning, refrigeration and building technology

Market bottlenecks and steep price hikes
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Switch for good with natural refrigerants.

Anyone wanting to shield themselves from market bottlenecks and steep price hikes as far as possible ought to start switching to natural refrigerants with a low global-warming potential (GWP) as soon as possible. You need to be aware that these are often flammable. In other words, it is only possible to make the switch with products that fulfill established standards for flammable refrigerants.

We’ll be glad to make you happy too!

Martin Schulz
Head of Sales Germany
Phone +49 7938 81 222

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