The theme of the day was F-gas and what has happened since the latest F-gas regulation came into force. What tendencies are recognizable? Has the Kigali agreement already influenced market actors? What challenges remain?
Speakers ranged from the author of the UNEP TEAP Task Force Report, Lambert Kuijpers, to Dipl. Ing. Rolf Engelhardt, from the Federal Minstry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, followed by industry speakers presenting a wide range of points concerning applications. A special section covered evaporative cooling.
ASERCOM presented their view on the challenges of the F-gas regulation, especially in the context of the eco-design. Eco-design regulations increase the burden for industry to fulfill all measures, from finished goods which just went into force, like condensing units and chillers, over to components that are under review again, like motors and drives, fans and water pumps.
The event gave a good opportunity to discuss with a variety of representatives, from institutions and universities, SMEs active in the HVACR sector, to the refrigerant industry as well as equipment and component OEMs.
Dina Koepke represented ASERCOM at the DKV – IZW event.
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