When does the new refrigerant go into use?

When does the new refrigerant go into use?

The EPA has approved the refrigerant for use in light commercial and residential applications for new equipment. This is why the major brands are already planning for new equipment in the future to use the “new-new” refrigerant on January 1 st, 2023 (which is the date the 2022 California Energy Code begins.)

How does the refrigerant transition affect the environment?

Depletion of this layer by ozone-depleting substances will lead to higher UVB levels (a band of ultraviolet radiation), which in turn will cause increased skin cancers and cataracts and potential damage to some marine organisms, plants, and plastics.

How are HFCs and refrigerants affecting the environment?

Like the ozone-depleting substances they replace, most HFCs are potent greenhouse gases with very high global warming potentials (GWPs). In 2012, automobile manufacturers began the transition to new, climate-friendly alternative refrigerants.

Why do we need regulations for refrigerant industry?

Establishing a unified framework for future refrigerant regulations would provide the certainty needed to help the industry and regulatory bodies move forward with a consistent approach.

When does a refrigerant no longer be allowed in a stationary system?

Refrigerants with a GWP greater than or equal to 150 will not be allowed in new stationary refrigeration systems charged with more than 50 pounds, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

When do refrigerants have to be out of chillers?

Refrigerants with a GWP greater than or equal to 750 will not be allowed in chillers (including process chillers) greater than -15 °F and ice rinks, effective Jan. 1, 2024. -15 °F through -58 °F, effective Jan. 1, 2024. CARB is planning to finalize these rulemaking proposals this summer and is still seeking industry input.