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Korea Environment Corparation

Management Disclosure

Refrigerants Information Management System of K-eco is Responsible for Life Cycle of Refrigerants

Refrigerants are used for air conditioning and refrigeration. These materials contribute to climate and ecosystem changes. Refrigerant Management Regulations are established for preventing the uncontrolled discharge of refrigerants into the atmosphere and managing refrigerants from sale to disposal. (Refrigerants have 140 ~ 11,700 times higher global warming potential(GWP) than CO2(GWP=1)) This regulations systematically manage the production, usage, recovery, and disposal of refrigerants by imposing a duty on related businesses or enterprises to report the sales records(every half year), management records(annually), and recovery records(every half year). The data are reported to the online system named RIMS(Refrigerant Information Management System).

Management Targets and Regulations

  • Equipments that use refrigerants for the cooling and heating of buildings, for freezing and refrigeration of foods, and for other industries
  • Prohibition of unauthorized discharge of refrigerants into the atmosphere and periodic check of refrigerant leakage (Annually) Maintenance of refrigerant equipments
  • Maintenance of refrigerant equipments
  • Record keeping of refrigerant management

Types of Refrigerants

Types of Refrigerants / CFCs -R-11 -R-12 - R-113 / HCFCs -R-22 -R-123 -R-141b / HFCS -R-23 -R-134a -R-410A / Alternative Refrigerants -HFOS(R-1234yf) - CO2, NH3 -R-600a / Effect on Ozone Layer Destruction / high high none none / GWP High 3,800~14,000 High 90~1,800 High 140~11,700 Almost None / International Agreement 1st ~ 2nd Montreal Protocol 2nd UNFCCC 3rds
K-eco / Introduction of refrigerant management Management of refrigerant salse Management of refrigerant recovery Estimate of refrigerant charge Management of refrigerant records Statistical information / Owners of refrigerant equipments Record keeping of refrigerant management Submission of management records Verification of management records / Requesting for the calculation of refrigerant charging Requesting for the calculation o refrigerant charging Notification of the calculation results or charging / Customer service Customer inquries Customer service / Refrigerant importer and manufacturer Writing of refrigerant sales Review of refrigerant sales Report on refrigerant sales / Refrigerant recovery technicians registration of refrigerant recovery business Approval of refrigerant recovery business Application for refrigerant recovery business registration / Submission refrigerant recovery results Check refrigerant recovery results Submission refrigerant recovery results