TB 12/14 REV 1 Deadline for the Phase Out and Prohibition of HCFC for Use in Refrigeration Systems within the EU is 1st January 2015

This Technical Bulletin is issued as a reminder of the deadline for the total phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) use in the European Union (EU) under the Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation.

From 1 January 2015 the use of all HCFC as refrigerants for service and maintenance is prohibited and EIGA members must replace refrigerants in existing units with compliant refrigerant or replace the refrigerant units themselves.

Full details were published in 2001 in the EIGA Environmental Newsletter ENL 05/01, Ozone depleting substances.