Many of the labelling requirements in the new f-gas regulation 517/2014 remain the same as in the previous f-gas regulations 842/2006 and the associated labelling articles (e.g. 1494/2007). However there are a few notable differences:
Most importantly, from 2017, products and equipment will need to carry more information on the CO2e of the f-gas contained within the system. This will mean making changes to the labelling on systems, including when a retrofit is undertaken. However this is a relatively straight forward task once the gas in use has been identified and the charge size is known. In both cases, we expect the Commission to update the previous labelling legislation to meet these new requirements to provide further clarity.
Our web-tool provides you with an easy way to understand the total CO2e footprint of your refrigeration system. All you need to know is the gas used in your system and its associated system charge.