Closing the gap - Daikin's commitment to the reclamation of recovered refrigerants
To overcome possible shortages in the supply of F-gas based refrigerants, it is essential to use a complete set of solutions as part of your refrigerant portfolio, and to do so in an effective way considering safety, energy efficiency, costs and environmental impacts. New systems and installations should be designed for refrigerants with a manageable safety classification, high efficiency and the lowest possible GWP. The use of R-32 in direct expansion air conditioning systems is a good example in this respect. Whenever refrigerants have to be replaced in an existing system, the replacement refrigerant must have the same safety classification combined with suitable thermo-physical properties and a lower GWP, as well as low cost of conversion. However, many existing alternative products can have a hard time in meeting all these aspects for all system types. That is why a good solution for a system that requires replacement gas would be the use of reclaimed refrigerant of the same kind with guaranteed AHRI-700 quality. Daikin’s aim is to invest significantly in the recycle economy of refrigerants, to leverage its strong network of dealers and partners and through collaborations with new partners. In order to assure the most effective reclaim of refrigerants, a correct recovery of the used refrigerants is essential. At the beginning of the recovery chain, the contractors have significant responsibility. They have to make sure that the recovered refrigerant is suitable for recycle and is not spoiled due to improper mixing with non-reclaimable gases, e.g. inert gasses, CFCs and HCFCs. That is why trainings of contractors and a general communication to the market play an important role. In addition, the transport, storage and treatment of used gases bears many obstacles; because they are classified as waste and thus, not only the F-Gas and ODS regulation must be respected, but also the EU’s complex system of waste regulations. Daikin has worked out a recovery and reclamation strategy in overcoming these obstacles in order to assure the availability of reclaimed refrigerants to the EU market for the coming years and “closing the gap from 2018 - 2020”.
--- Datum: 16.10.2018 Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 11:20 Uhr Ort: Halle 9, Stand 9-531