Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases) serve as refrigerants for systems of all kinds – from industrial cooling systems to car air conditioning systems. The most widely used refrigerants are fluorinated hydrocarbons (HFCs). Once emitted, these gases remain in the atmosphere for several decades, they block thermal radiation from the earth’s surface into space and thus directly reinforce the greenhouse effect. As part of international climate protection agreements such as EU Regulation no. 517/2014 (the so-called F gas regulation), the EU has not just severely restricted their future use, but also forced the gradual withdrawal from climate-damaging HFCs
Our F gas calculator tells you whether you need to take action as regards the refrigerant currently used, informs you of the most important withdrawal deadlines according to the regulation, and highlights possible alternatives for you.
The F gas calculator requires the following information from you:
- the refrigerant used (e.g. “R 404A”)
- the fill quantity of the system in kilograms (e.g. “5”)
You should be able to find both values without difficulty on the type label of your system or in the technical documentation provided by the system manufacturer.
After entering the data, the F gas calculator determines:
- the overall CO2-equivalent of the system with the refrigerant currently in use
- the reduction of the overall CO2-equivalent if the corresponding alternatives are used (depiction of the CO2 saving in tons and percent)
In addition, with other information, it states the transport hazard class to which the alternatives are subject.
Using the presented data, you can assess whether your system is equipped for the future. Use this free online tool so that you have sufficient time for any adaptations if there is a need to take action. Please contact us if you have any questions.
All information is provided without guarantee.