Canada: le gouvernement prévoit d'interdire le R134a dans les systèmes de froid commercial

Le Canada prévoit d'interdire certains frigorigènes à GWP élevé dont le R134a et le R404A dans certains systèmes de froid commercial.
A Notice of Intent was published by the Canadian Ministry of Environment indicating that the government is considering prohibition of the manufacture and import of high GWP refrigerants, including R134a, R507 series and R404A in the following commercial refrigeration systems: condensing units and supermarket systems, stand-alone units and vending machines.

The measures would only relate to new equipment, while the existing installations using high-GWP refrigerants would be allowed to continue to be serviced and operated. In the process of developing the proposed regulations,

Canada will take account of the EPA rule under the SNAP Programme as they are finalized. The Ministry launched a consultation process, inviting interested industry representatives and other parties to send their comments by 16 January 2015.