The paragraph 4 of the statement IF-02. Classification of refrigerants, approved by Royal Decree 138/2011, on 4 February, which approves the regulation of safety for refrigeration plants and their complementary technical instructions, empowers the Ministry of industry, tourism and trade, at present, Ministry of industry, energy and tourism to authorise, at the request of an interested party, the use of other refrigerants or mixtures, not included in Appendix 1 , prior determination of few features of test and use are accurate according to it required in the requirements established in the regulation of security for facilities refrigeration and their instructions technical complementary that it develop.
The Asociación de Empresas de cold and its technologies has requested expansion of the relationship of refrigerants authorized by the regulation of refrigerating facilities, with the inclusion of the refrigerants R-442A and R-407F. With the request provide the accreditation of them products through them tables with them features thermodynamic, properties chemical and physical, them chips of security, certified of entities accredited on numbers of them refrigerants and the classification of security of them mixtures, and certified of them producers of them refrigerants.
R-442A is a quinaria mixture made of 31.0% of difluorometano (R-32), 31.0% of 1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoroethane (R-125), 30.0% of 1,1,1,2 tetrafluoroethane (R-134a), 3.0% 1.1 difluoroethane (R-152a) and 5.0% 1,1,1,2,3,3,3 heptafluoroetano (R-227ea). This mix belongs to the Group of security L1 (A1 / A1), i.e., of high security.
R-407F is a ternary mixture of 30.0% pentafluoroethane (R-125), 30.0% of tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) and 40% difluorometano (R-32). This mix belongs to the Group of high security.
View the documentation submitted by the applicant, this General Directorate resolves: first.
Expand the relationship of refrigerants authorized by the regulation of facilities refrigeration, that listed in the Appendix 1, table to, of the instruction IF-02, with the inclusion of which is indicate below: second.
The present resolution shall take effects from the day next to the of your publication in the «Bulletin official of the State».
Against this decision, which does not put an end to the administrative procedure, may bring appeal to the hierarchical superior, in the period of one month, in accordance with the provisions of law 30/1992, of 26 November, legal regime of public administrations and common administrative procedure.
Madrid, March 1, 2012.-the Director-General of industry and small and medium-sized enterprises, Manuel Valle Munoz.