EU F-Gas Regulation

Helping you meet your environmental and legal obligations

The refrigeration and air conditioning industry has been under close scrutiny during the last years. EU f-gas regulation 517/2014 is a reality since 2015 and the way for refrigeration solutions with a lower global warming impact has been already paved. We can help you meet this challenge. 

Why target f-gases?

The United Nations has stated that countries need to substantially reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to limit global climate change. Many f-gases have a high global warming potential (GWP). When realesed to the atmosphere, they have been identified as one of the contributors to climate change. The first EU f-gas regulation was issued in 2006. The revised regulation, 517/2014, became law on 1.1.2015 and includes a number of changes that will require further action across a number of industries.


Cap and Phase Down  -->  A reduction on the placing of the market of f-gases via a cap, and phase down on the supply of HFCs.

New Product & Equipment Bans --> Restrictions on certain refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, foams and propellants using f-gases.   

Service & Maintenance Bans --> Limits on the use of higher GWP gases, such as R404A and R507A, in existing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment from 2020.

Leakage Control --> An increased need for leak checks, leak detection systems, and associated record-keeping.

Responsible Supply --> A requirement that f-gases are only to be used by, and sold to, trained and certified users.

Labelling -->  A need for products and equipment to carry more information on the CO2e of the f-gas contained within the installation.  

Linde Support

We can support you in understanding the implications of the service and maintance bans, guiding you towards the solution that best meets your requirements.


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