New Refrigerant for the AC Industry Being Introduced
Ozone depleting refrigerant R22 has now been banned in Europe after a 15 year phase out programme. Next on the list are refrigerants with high global warming potential (GWP) such as R404A and R410A.
R32 is being adopted with 60% less GWP than existing gasses. As efficient and with the advantage of being a single blend it is mildly flammable so installers need to retrain in some elements of work procedure.
With the whole future of GWP producing refrigerants in doubt, the AC industry is looking at new technologies in the years ahead.