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Konvekta, new labeling requirement F-Gas Regulation

 

Konvekta, new labeling requirement F-Gas Regulation

F-Gas-containing appliances are subject to a labeling requirement as of 01.01.2017, according to F-Gas Regulation 517/2014

 

Konvecta would like to draw your attention to the fact that F-Gas-containing appliances are subject to a labeling requirement as of 01.01.2017, according to F-Gas Regulation 517/2014

The labeling requirement is independent of the filling quantity and can be provided by a service sticker (Konvekta Order No.:H25-003-028).

 

Notes on dealing with the F-Gas Regulation 517/2014

The revised F-Gas Regulation 517/2014 has been in force since 01.01.2015. This regulation covers the handling of partially fluorinated hydrocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

In future, the plants of this application will no longer be classified by refrigerant charge, but by CO2 equivalent according to their greenhouse potential.


How is this CO2 equivalent determined?

Each fluorinated greenhouse gas (refrigerant) has a so-called GWP value (Global Warming Potential). This GWP indicates the ratio of the refrigerant to CO2 emission.

Type R134a refrigerant has a GWP of 1.430. This means that 1 kg of R134a emission equals 1,430 kg of CO2 emission.

The following GWP values apply to the refrigerant we use:

R134a = GWP 1.430
R404A = GWP 3.922

In order to determine the so-called CO2 equivalent of a system, the GWP value of the refrigerant is multiplied by system capacity (refrigerant charge).
 

Example:

An air conditioning unit has a charge of 1,5kg R134a. The CO2 equivalent of this system is therefore calculated as follows:
1,5kg x 1.430 =2.145 kg (2,145 tons) of CO2-equivalent


Labeling requirement according to F-Gas Regulation 517/2014

There is a requirement for labelling when commissioning mobile air-conditioning systems. The installer has to determine the quantity charge after commissioning and to indicate the corresponding CO2 equivalent permanently visible and readable. This enables the operator to quickly establish whether his system has been tested.

The system must be labeled in the area of the access point to the refrigeration circuit.

If the filling quantity is not previously validated by Konvekta (complete system), the sole responsibility for determination and documentation of the refrigerant filling quantity is with the respective installer of the system.

Konvekta offers the sticker H25-003-028 for conformal labeling.

Label H25-003-028

konvekta labeling f-gas

The sticker is on stock and can be ordered from now. Furthermore the service manuals and operating instructions have been adapted to the requirements of the F-Gas Regulation.

Please note that the use of the label does not constitute a guarantee of the liability for the refrigeration / air-conditioning system, in particular as far as components of other manufacturers are installed and / or no explicit acceptance by Konvekta has been given.

 

 

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