Sustainability and Conservation

The customer is at the heart of our vision.

As a minimum ICAAMC members strictly adhere to all laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which they operate.

It is a shared expectation and responsibility of all ICAAMC members to conduct business in a transparent, honest and ethical manner and to follow the Committee’s Code of core values in all business practices.

Governance Ethics and Compliance
Corporate Compliance
Charter
Market Discussions
Business Ethics

Already acknowledged as highly sustainable, the Compressor industry is working hard to improve its sustainability credentials and aims to rationalize its efforts in conjunction with customers.

Best Practice Guide for use of R134a as Test Gases

ICAAMC had a working group considering the impact of European legislation phasing out R134a for refrigeration in new cars from 2015 and the possible impact this might have on continued availability and use as a test gas. They had produced two internal guides on best practice for recapturing and reuse of R134a and on possible substitutes (currently limited).

There are now moves by the Obama administration to accelerate clamp down of the use of R gases in the US; R22 (already banned in Europe) and R134a. (incentivised phase-out in cars in US in 2016, banned for new equipment 2019 or 2020 depending on size). Current regulations prescribe that you must use recycled gases, but the supply chain are still promoting sale of new refrigerants.

ICAAMC had previously looked at European legislation to phase out R134a for refrigeration and the possible impact this might have on continued availability, and produced two internal guides on best practice for recapturing and reuse of R134a and possible substitutes (currently limited).

Members reported no current issues over supply, with companies recovering as much test gas as possible for re-use.

The customer is at the heart of our vision

As a minimum ICAAMC members strictly adhere to all laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which they operate.

It is a shared expectation and responsibility of all ICAAMC members to conduct business in a transparent, honest and ethical manner and to follow the Committee’s Code of core values in all business practices.

Governance Ethics and Compliance
Corporate Compliance
Charter
Market Discussions
Business Ethics

Already acknowledged as highly sustainable, the Compressor industry is working hard to improve its sustainability credentials and aims to rationalize its efforts in conjunction with customers.

Best Practice Guide for use of R134a as Test Gases

ICAAMC had a working group considering the impact of European legislation phasing out R134a for refrigeration in new cars from 2015 and the possible impact this might have on continued availability and use as a test gas. They had produced two internal guides on best practice for recapturing and reuse of R134a and on possible substitutes (currently limited).

There are now moves by the Obama administration to accelerate clamp down of the use of R gases in the US; R22 (already banned in Europe) and R134a. (incentivised phase-out in cars in US in 2016, banned for new equipment 2019 or 2020 depending on size). Current regulations prescribe that you must use recycled gases, but the supply chain are still promoting sale of new refrigerants.

ICAAMC had previously looked at European legislation to phase out R134a for refrigeration and the possible impact this might have on continued availability, and produced two internal guides on best practice for recapturing and reuse of R134a and possible substitutes (currently limited).

Members reported no current issues over supply, with companies recovering as much test gas as possible for re-use.