Ensuring safety and compliance: our commitment to refrigerant conformity

Ensuring safety and compliance: our commitment to refrigerant conformity

ABB Drives have achieved an important milestone to serve the needs of machine builders in refrigeration sector. A range of our HVACR, machinery and general purpose drives are now compliant to be used in systems with A2L and A3 refrigerants according to IEC/UL60335-2-40.

In the world of heat pumps and chillers manufacturing, one thing stands above all else: safety. Particularly when dealing with refrigerants like A2L and A3, where an oversight could turn into disaster. Ensuring compliance is not just important – it's essential. When a machine is geared up with A2L and A3 refrigerants, there are risks involved: the potential for ignition, the importance of containment, and many more. All this demands meticulous testing, validation, and certification to achieve system’s safety and reliability.

In this landscape, every component matters – including drives playing critical role in ensuring safe operation of machines with A2L and A3 refrigerants. That's why we've made this compliance our priority. For OEMs, it means no more worries about drives as a source of potential ignition or safety hazard around A2L and A3 refrigerants.

ABB Drives can support machine builders working with hydrocarbon refrigerants
ABB Drives can support machine builders working with hydrocarbon refrigerants
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We are excited to offer A2L and A3 conformity across a wide range of HVACR, machinery and general purpose drives. Now, this is stated by Declaration of Conformity documents:

By specifying ABB drives, machine builders can have peace of mind knowing that they are investing in products that are safe to use. Our drives streamline the process by conforming to the refrigeration standard, saving time and resources to align with industry requirements.

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Yet, there is something more important which comes with the ABB’s Refrigerant Declarations of Conformity. The transition to natural, less toxic A2L and A3 refrigerants is not just a trend – it's a necessity for a sustainable future and remaining competitive in the field of refrigeration systems. These natural refrigerants offer significantly lower global warming potential (GWP) numbers, require a smaller amount, and pose minimal risk to the environment in the event of a leak, making them a preferred choice for businesses cautious about the environment.

With this Declaration of Conformity, we help machine builders confidently reassure their customers – whether they're buildings, data centers, supermarkets, food factories, or any others – that their heating or cooling/refrigeration systems meeting the highest standards.

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