Initiatives to the Fluorocarbons Emission Control Act

From April 1, 2020 (Reiwa 2), the
revised Fluorocarbon Emission Control Law came into effect.

Requests and initiatives from Kanto Seiki

Inspections of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment such as Oilmatic are now obligatory under the Fluorocarbons Emissions Control Law .

Furthermore, regulations have been strengthened when disposing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

When disposing of equipment, if there is a violation of the following measures, it will be
subject to direct punishment immediately without going through administrative guidance .

subject to direct punishment

  • ・Freon must be recovered when disposing of the equipment .

    Violation will result in a fine of up to 500,000 yen.

  • ・Documents at the time of equipment disposal must be saved for 3 years after disposal .

    Violation will result in a fine of up to 300,000 yen.

* Equipment inspection records must be kept for three years from the time of installation to after disposal .

Click here for details [Japan Refrigerant and Environmental Conservation Organization JRECO]

when using the device

  • Keep inspection records for 3 years after installation and disposal of the equipment. revision
  • Please check your equipment.
    • Quick check: for all equipment. Conducted at least once every 3 months
      Periodic inspection: For equipment larger than a certain size, perform at least once every 1 or 3 years outsourced to a specialized contractor.
  • Fluorocarbon filling and recovery can only be performed by prefecturally registered Type 1 Fluorocarbon filling and recovery operators.
  • If a leak of fluorocarbons is found, refilling with fluorocarbons without repair is prohibited in principle.
  • If the annual leakage amount exceeds a certain level, please report it to the government. (Freon Calculated Leakage Report and Disclosure System)

When disposing of the device

  • Ask a first-class fluorocarbon filling and recovery company to collect fluorocarbons.
  • Please keep the transaction certificate (original) for 3 years.
  • When handing over the device to a waste disposal/recycling company, make a copy of the delivery certificate and hand it along with the device. revision
    • If the waste/recycling business is registered as a filling and recovery business, it is possible to request the collection of equipment together with the recovery of fluorocarbons.
  • In the case of demolition work, please keep the written explanation from the main contractor in advance for 3 years. revision

Process control chart flow when disposing of equipment

  • When requesting another company
    to collect fluorocarbons and dispose of equipment

    • When handing over equipment to a waste/recycling company through a third party,
      please hand over a copy of the delivery certificate to the third party (primary contractor for dismantling work, etc.).
  • When requesting the same company
    to collect fluorocarbons and dispose of equipment

Points of the Fluorocarbon Emission Control Law

  1. 1. Users of our products, such as Oilmatic, are required to take the following actions as “administrators”.

    • In order to prevent leakage of fluorocarbons, work on appropriate management such as proper installation.
    • Carry out periodic inspections and keep maintenance records.
    • Appropriate measures shall be taken in case of leakage of fluorocarbons.
    • When it is necessary to fill or recover fluorocarbons, entrust a class 1 fluorocarbon filling and recovery operator.
  2. 2.We are required to take the following actions regarding our products such as Oilmatic.

    • Work to achieve the target of conversion to CFC-free products with low greenhouse effect (low GWP) CFCs by a certain target year.

What is required of users (administrators) of our products

  1. 1. Request for voluntary “simple inspection” implementation by users of our products

    For products such as “Oilmatic” manufactured by our company, we ask customers to voluntarily carry out “simple inspections” based on the “Freon Emission Control Law”.

    • Of the “first class specified products”, “equipment over a certain scale” is obligated to undergo “regular inspection” by engineers handling refrigerant fluorocarbons. “Equipment over a certain scale” refers to equipment with a rated output of 7.5 kW or more for the motor used in the compressor of the equipment. Some of our products are applicable to special models, so please contact us if you have any questions.
  2. 2. About the simple inspection method

    Please check based on the “instruction manual” attached to our products such as OILMATIC.

    An example of [basic inspection contents]

    • Presence or absence of dirt on the condenser (for air-cooled type)
    • Presence of hot air from the exhaust port (for air-cooled type)
    • Check the quality of water supplied to the condenser (for water-cooled type)
    • Abnormal sound
  3. 3.Frequency of simple inspection

    You will be required to do this at least 4 times a year (every quarter).

    In addition, the inspection must be recorded (the date of the simple inspection, the presence or absence of abnormalities, and the inspector), and must be preserved (until the product such as OILMATIC is disposed of) (electronic media can be saved).

    • The record of the simple inspection does not need to be submitted or reported, provided that it is promptly disclosed upon request from the prefectural governor of the place of installation.

(Reference) A quick reference table of “refrigerant type” and “compressor rated output” by model of our Oilmatic

Oilmatic model (series) nameRefrigerant typeRated output of compressor
[Inverter model]
C series
V series

(example) C300*-*, V1500*-*, etc.
05   ⇒0.5KW
A 2-4 digit number in the model name
indicates the rated output of the compressor.
MR series
(example) MR**-07*-* etc.
Check the end of the symbol
With “-N”: R-407
“Without-N”: R-22
[Pulse gas bypass model]
CL series
(example) CL300*-* etc.
*CL175 is R-134a
[ON-OFF model]
[Solenoid gas bypass model]
ML series
MP series
KTC series
KTV (M) series

ML**05*-* etc.
MP**07*-N etc.
KTC-7.5*-*, KTVM -15*-N etc.
Check the end of the symbol
With “-N”: R-407
Without”-N”: R-22

*KTV-300 has
With “-N”: R-134a
Without “-N”: R-22


Display of CFC type and
filling amount

The “type” and filling amount of the refrigerant enclosed in the OILMATIC are either printed on a sticker (example above) or stamped on a metal plate and attached to the side of the OILMATIC. .

If you have any questions because the nameplate is peeled off or you cannot see it because it is dirty, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address below.

Support for machines shipped after April 2015
(indication using caution stickers and improvement of machine number stickers)

From April 2015 (scheduled) onwards, we will affix the above caution sticker to alert customers (users: administrators) to our products including Oilmatic. In addition to the refrigerant type and amount charged, the rated output of the compressor is added to make the display easier for customers to manage.

Inquiries regarding Fluorocarbon Emission Control Law

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact information by phone
027-251-5585 (Sales Group, Sales Department 1, Sales Headquarters)
Inquiries by FAX
Inquiries by e-mail

When you can’t find the information you’re looking for


Maintenance diagnosis sheet

In principle, our products are provided with individual specifications for each machine tool/industrial machine manufacturer, and under the guarantee of the machine manufacturer, we have achieved suppression of thermal displacement and maintenance of accuracy for the entire machine/equipment.

Therefore, if you need maintenance due to a problem, please be sure to contact the manufacturer of the machine tool/industrial machine that our product such as Oilmatic is attached to, or the place of purchase. (The same applies to failures and defects of Oilmatic installed outside Japan.)

At that time, after checking not only the model number ② but also the ① “MFG No.” attached to the side of our products such as OILMATIC, Please fill in the “check sheet” on this site with the model name, SpcNo (specified in the specifications) of the product such as Matic, and the specific details of the problem (if an alarm is issued, the type of alarm). After filling in the form, please contact the place of purchase or our company.

Sticker attached to the side of the product

Check sheet

If you would like a detailed diagnosis, please fill out the “Check Sheet” and
Please contact the place of purchase or our contact information above.

Click here for the check sheet(PDF)

Inquiries about model selection

When selecting an oilmatic or purematic model,
Please fill out the “Model Selection Survey Sheet” and contact us.

Model Selection Survey Sheet(PDF)