What the F-Gas Regulation is trying to get Distributors to achieve?
The F-Gas Regulation is aimed at reducing emissions of the fluorinated greenhouse gases. These are highly "potent" gases which could contribute to global warming if they are released to the atmosphere. In refrigeration and air-conditioning markets the Regulation will achieve this by improving containment, i.e. minimising leakage and ensuring that refrigerants are not vented during servicing or plant decommissioning.
Distributors can influence the success of the Regulation by selling equipment and components that help contractors minimise the refrigerant emissions from end users equipment. Distributors can also be a useful focus for the provision of related information that will help service engineers working for contracting organisations.