Walter Meier launches advisory service for the phasing out of HCFCs
Walter Meier (Climate UK) has launched a comprehensive service to help building operators identify the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for phasing out HCFC refrigerants in the with EC Regulation 2037/2000. The company will provide a no-obligation assessment of chiller plant.
Managing director Mike Slattery explains, ‘Owners of chillers using HCFC refrigerants such as R22 or R123 will need to decide very soon whether they are going to replace those chillers or retrofit an alternative refrigerant This is a complex area that will depend on many parameters — and will benefit from our specialist knowledge of supplying, upgrading and maintaining chillers. Because we offer all of these services, we can provide impartial advice with no hidden agenda.’
Use of virgin HCFCs will be banned from 1 January 2010, and this ban will be extended to recycled HCFCs by 2015. There are concerns that there may be a shortage of recycled HCFCs during this period.
Mike Slattery adds, ‘If building operators leave this decision too long, they are in danger of making a hasty, and possibly inappropriate decision that doesn’t deliver best value to their organisation and could lead to unplanned capital expenditure.’