Recovery and recycling of HFCs is recommended during air conditioning equipment servicing and at the end of equipment life. HFCs are safe to handle and ACBS have the equipment and health & safety processes in place.
The deliberate release of refrigerant is banned in most countries
Refrigerant Gas Recovery & Recycling
Safe recovery - recycling - disposal
HFCs are amongst a number of substances classed as F-Gases. They are widely regarded as the most appropriate refrigerant based on overall technical performance, environmental impact and safety.
Containment of HFCs is essential for the minimisation of their environmental impact.
EU Regulation 842/2006 aims to reduce the emissions of F-Gases, primarily via leak prevention.