In 2010 the next step was made in the phase out of HCFC’s such as R22. As of 1 January 2010, it is not permitted to use virgin R22 in existing installations. Maintenance and servicing of installations with virgin R22 is no longer permitted. Action is required to ensure the reliability of the refrigeration installations. It’s often not simple to find the best solution; which solution is the most optimal will depend on a large numbers of variables. Verhoef Consultancy can give an advice on the best solution. The different possibilities such as retrofit, renovation, or replacement for your specific situation will be presented.
The interest around the phase out of R22 increases, and will increase as the year 2015 approaches. After 2015, the use of recycled R22 (HCFC's) will be prohibited in the maintenance and servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment existing at that date. Contractors capable of converting cooling and refrigeration installations will probably not have sufficient capacity available to convert the existing R22 installations.
Planned changes, renovations, or replacement of the cooling and refrigeration installations are the most suitable moments for implementing remaining energy-saving equipment in the installations. Therefore, replacement of R22 does not have to lead to a higher energy usage.
Verhoef Consultancy can assist you in making the right decision with regard to R22 phase out or other HCFC’s in your installations. For the several possibilities we gladly refer to our reference projects.