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Under the Montreal Protocol, it was agreed that ozone-depleting substances, including CFCs and HCFCs, would be phased out globally.
This agreement has led to a sales ban in Article 2 (developed) countries from 1996 and Article 5 (developing) countries from 2010. CFCs can no longer be sold for use in refrigeration and air conditioning anywhere in the world.
Help from Linde
Linde engineers can help you find the phase-out strategy best suited to your application – factoring in the age, working life, condition and operating costs of your facility. We can help you choose suitable replacement refrigerants that lower your environmental impact while still providing effective chilling and cooling performance.
In many cases, you can convert your system to run on a retrofit HCFC or HFC refrigerant. Many retrofit products are drop-in replacements that necessitate only a few adjustments, such as expansion valve modifications or oil changes.
Alternatively, we can help you replace existing equipment to take advantage of newer, more environmentally friendly natural refrigerants or HFC refrigerants.