A set of regulations to help control emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration, air conditioning, aerosols, foams and electrical switchgear.
The latest set of F–Gas Regulations came into force on 1st January 2015 with the aim to reduce F-Gas emissions by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030.
Global Warming Potential (GWP) is a measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere. It compares the amount of heat trapped by a certain mass of refrigerant, to the amount of heat trapped by a similar mass of carbon dioxide over a 100 year period.
GWP of CO₂ is = 1
R32 has a GWP of 675. Two thirds less than R410A.
Mitsubishi Electric will launch a comprehensive range of R32 DX Split equipment in 2017 including Cassettes, Ducted, Ceiling Suspended and Wall Mounted units.
The F–Gas regulations are a phase down (not phase out) of high GWP refrigerants. R410A equipment will still be readily available to buy from Mitsubishi Electric across all ranges. R32 will be introduced and will run alongside R410A equipment.