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24th June 2021
  • Joint ASHRAE Ireland Chapter & IRI - Technical Seminar “F-Gas Regulations Update 2021: Where are we now? What happens next?”

    24th June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Joint ASHRAE Ireland Chapter & IRI - Technical Seminar

     “F-Gas Regulations Update 2021: Where are we now? What happens next?”

    Panelist: Seamus Kerr MIRI, IRI Past President 2019-2020, Technical Director RSL Ireland & UK

    Chair: Donal Finn, ASHRAE Ireland Past President 2018-2019

    Date/Time: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)

    Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4472521245217673488  

    Enquiries: secretary@ashrae-ireland.org  


    The 2014 F-Gas Regulations are concerned with phasing out higher global-warming HFC refrigerants and phasing down all other HFC refrigerants across the EU.  The Regulations came into effect on 1 January 2015.  Among the many restrictions are bans on the use of certain refrigerants in multipack centralised commercial (i.e. retail) refrigeration systems with a cooling capacity greater than 40 kW.  The ban of refrigerants of GWP>2,500 has already been in effect since 1 January 2020, and there is a further ban on refrigerants of GWP>150 due to come in to effect from 1 January 2022.  Other restrictions affect the quantity of new HFCs that can be placed on the market and the use of reclaimed and recycled refrigerants for service and maintenance. For the webinar, there will be two presenters: Seamus Kerr of the IRI will present an overview of the Regulations and will outline where we are at present from a refrigeration industry perspective.  Eoin Riordan, Technical Advisor, Environmental Advisory Unit, will present the legislative perspective and will report on compliance and enforcement issues and what the future might hold for F-Gas refrigerants.

    About the Speaker: Seamus Kerr has over 30 years experience in the refrigeration industry, specialising in industrial and large commercial refrigeration systems. Seamus is the Technical Sales Director of RSL Ireland and RSL UK. He is a past president of The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland and is the chair of the refrigeration sector of ASHRAE Ireland. He is a former council member and executive council member of Engineers Ireland. Seamus graduated from UCD, Ireland with an engineering and masters degree. Seamus is the chairman of the Sustainable Innovation Working Group in AREA, the European refrigeration industry representative body.

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