Following the Kigali Montreal Protocol amendment in 2019, the Namibian refrigeration industry is changing its market by transforming to Freon’s or hydro fluorocarbons (HFC) that are the most widespread refrigerant gases on the market today, from chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), which damage the ozone layer. As the R-22 refrigeration gases face out, refrigeration and air-condition users need to always check the labeling of their refrigeration branding.
HVAC president and owner of Millennium Refrigeration, Mr. Parastus Nepolo comment that “the phasing out gases such as R-22 were seen as a direct threat to the climate’s environment and human health due to the leakage effect, thankfully, now replaced with the new gases such as R-600, R-404, 507 and R-290 which are ozone friendly that do not pose much threat to the environment and human health, unfortunately, they are all flammable.”
“The public needs to support climate change by purchasing the ozone-friendly equipment either for home cooling, office use, and hospitals to save the planet.”
Business owners are urged to start acknowledging their refrigeration services and equipment both exported and imported and start calculating the HCFC production baselines plus HCF productions from the years 2020 to 2026. Luckily, with the new HVAC association in Namibia data collection and equipment regulation, the country will be maintaining its role in climate change and saving energy.
The new gases consist of an ideal vapor comprehension cycle and energy efficiency technology by keeping the consumption energy low. Currently, the amendment alternates old gases and records data and tests for energy efficiency of refrigeration manufacture to protect the climate.