Recover, Recycle, and Reclaim—three keys to responsible refrigerant lifecycle management
Recover, Recycle, and Reclaim
New refrigerant regulations and HFC phase-downs are reshaping the industry, aimed at significantly reducing harmful F-gas emissions. Transform your approach to cooling with us.
Refrigerant regulations and the accompanying HFC phase-down will have—and have already had—far-reaching effects on the cooling industry. The regulations aim to heavily reduce F-gas emissions, which can be achieved in three ways:
- Ensuring leak-tight equipment
- Increasing use of low- and ultra-low-GWP refrigerants
- Capping sales of HFCs in the EU through the HFC phase-down
As an HVACR technology and solutions provider, we are committed to designing and producing high-quality components that prevent refrigerant leakage. We also actively support the refrigerant transition by offering a full range of low-GWP refrigerant solutions. Let’s take a closer look at refrigerant lifecycle management and the role installers play in managing refrigerants already in the market.
Step 1: Recover refrigerant
Depending on geography, different regulations apply. But in general, operators, technicians, and installers in the cooling industry must ensure that the recovery of refrigerants is carried out by certified staff, and the refrigerants are either recycled, reclaimed, or destroyed.
Recovering refrigerant offers several advantages:
Step 2: Recycle or reclaim refrigerant
Once the refrigerant is recovered, you have three options: recycle, reclaim, or destroy.
When deciding which option to choose, it’s important to understand that recycled refrigerants are uncertified products, designed to be re-used on-site. If you want to reintroduce the refrigerant into the market, it needs to be reclaimed, where it can be purified, certified (according to the appropriate regulatory standards), and guaranteed by a licensed facility.
Danfoss—your refrigerant transition partner
We’re here to guide you through the refrigerant transition, help you adapt your business to changing regulations, and find the safest, most affordable, and energy-efficient solutions for your installations.