Tag: illegal refrigerants

Technology will help stem illegal sales, reduce influx of illicit refrigerants EFFORTS to counter the extensive illegal refrigerant trade in Europe are about to be bolstered by a new advanced software system from the United Kingdom.  The system, which will be developed by online trading specialist Vistalworks, will be designed to automatically find and identify Continue reading Refrigerant robocop

Authorities clamp down on illegal import and cylinder usage A refrigeration specialist based in Victoria has been fined $A12,600 for importing HCFCs without the required permissions.  The company, which imports, builds and supplies air-conditioning systems, was also fined for the use of illegal disposable refrigerant cylinders – a storage method that has been banned since Continue reading Victorian company hit with HCFC fine

Tide slowly turning on Europe’s illegal refrigerant trade but more action needed A RECENTLY announced review of the European F-gas Regulation could help combat the continent’s ongoing and extensive illegal refrigerant trade.   The Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment, published by the European Commission (EC) in June, aims to research, outline and assess the effectiveness Continue reading Europe must act on F-gas enforcement

Scale of Europe’s illegal refrigerant trade revealed, but not all bad news An audit carried out by the Norwegian Environment Agency has revealed widespread breaches of F-gas regulations, according to UK specialist outlet Cooling Post. The agency carried out an audit of 20 heat pump distributors and discovered that more than half violated F-gas regulations. Continue reading F-Gas breaches remain rife in Europe