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Commercial AC R22 Phase out under the Montreal Protocol

Commercial air conditioning R22 Phase out under the Montreal Protocol

If your commercial air conditioning unit contains ozone depleting R22 refrigerant then you need to be aware of your legal obligations regarding its servicing and replacement.

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has set out legally-binding obligations to phase out the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. This includes a mandatory timetable for the phase out of ozone-depleting substances including almost all imports to Australia of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R22 by 2016.

You do have options:

•             R22 will continue to be available in Australia, although the quantity of new R22 imported into Australia is reducing.

•             Regular servicing to minimise leakages is important.

•             Existing units using R22 can continue to be serviced with R22.

•             Some used R22 is being reclaimed to manufacturer’s specifications. Contact your refrigerant supplier for further information.

How to convert:

If you want to convert to a non-ozone-depleting substitute refrigerant, you should seek the appropriate advice to ensure that you comply with all the relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

For further information, please download and read the new ‘Fact Sheet R22 Phase Out’ from the Department of the Environment http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/43a62028-f4f8-4aea-963f-ccf848599d55/files/fs-r22-phaseout.pdf

Surrey Air’s trained technicians can provide advice on your equipment and refrigerant issues, warranties and safety requirements. Please call us today on 03 9551 7460.

Source: Arctick Newsletter Issue 29 July 2013

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