On January 1, 2017, the revised (EU) No 517/2014 regulation states that equipment containing F-gases must be labeled with a reference that the equipment contains fluorinated greenhouse gases, the name of the refrigerant, the quantity of gas (expressed in kilograms) and CO2 equivalent along with the global warming potential (GWP) value of the refrigerant. Durable, printable product identification labels and F-gas color-coded “leak check” labels can be used to certify approved equipment and help operators or importers of products into the EU comply with this regulation. The labels have a space for authorization codes that can be handwritten or printed using a laser or thermal transfer printer.

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