The F Gas Regulation
The United Kingdom and European Union are committed to taking strong action to reduce the impact of climate change.
The F Gas Regulation (517/2014) Directive, which will be fully implemented by 2022, aims to ban the use of harmful refrigerants with a high GWP (Global Warming Potential).
The F Gas Regulation relates to two major worldwide protocols on climate change: the Montreal Protocol, covering Ozone Depletion Concerns and the Kyoto Protocol, covering Global Warning Concerns.
By 2022, only refrigerants with a GWP of 150 or less will be legal to use within the UK and EU.
Scotsman EcoX Range
Scotsman is engaged in an important project to develop a new range of ice makers using only natural refrigerants.
Fully compliant with the F Gas Regulation and almost ZERO Ozone Depletion Potential and Global Warming Potential. Natural refrigerants are known as the ‘Gentle Five’. They are naturally occurring, non-synthetic substances that can be used as cooling agents. They are hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, ammonia, water and air.
The new Scotsman EcoX range will use only the following natural refrigerants:
Hydrocarbons R 290 (Propane)
Carbon Dioxide R 744
There are currently over 25 models within the EcoX range covering all of the different varieties of ice offered by Scotsman. Continual development will see the number of EcoX models increase significantly.