15 March 2016

Flammable Refrigerants, Trends, Legislation, and Standards for the Heat Pump Industry


There is political pressure on the heat pump industry to find more climate friendly alternatives to the traditional
HFC refrigerants, and as a consequence the majority of heat pumps will have to switch to refrigerants
with some kind of flammability over the coming years. In this article we will describe this trend and discuss
the implications of flammability to design, production and servicing of systems, as well as briefly touch on
the challenges posed by national legislation.