This ban applies to many commonly used refrigeration or freezer systems by many businesses in NI. It applies to HFCs in, amongst others:
- small hermetically sealed systems,
- condensing units, and
- central pack systems.
Enforcement notices and possible fines can be applied by enforcing authorities in NI for potential breach of the ban.
Steps that potentially affected businesses could take include:
- using reclaimed HFC refrigerants,
- using recycled HFC refrigerants that have been recycled either from your own equipment, or by the company servicing the equipment, or
- switching to low GWP refrigerants that are not covered by the 2020 service ban.
For further details, including a leaflet with a full description of the ban and steps to take, please see the specially dedicated page of the DAERA web-site on this 2020 ban on certain types of refrigerants containing F-gases.