Fulfilling Your F-Gas Regulation Requirements

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Does your business use air conditioning, heat pumps, or refrigeration? If so, you need to ensure they are fully compliant with the European Union’s F-gas Regulation No 842/2006 or you could face an unlimited fine.

For a one-off, highly competitive fee, our F-gas experts will visit your premises to ensure your air conditioning, heat pump and/or refrigeration systems are legally compliant and advise you on what your obligations are.

To learn more or to book your service with the approved experts, contact us today.

Certified F-gas Services

Found in refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and other transfer fluids, F-gases are powerful greenhouse gases that can cause damage to the atmosphere when not handled properly. This is why the F-gas Regulation No 842/2006 states that operators have a legal obligation to ensure they are in good working order and only certified technicians are authorised to deal with such units.

Our reliable team is fully certified in F-gas services and authorised to carry out F-gas related tasks such as installation, maintenance, decommissioning, leakage checking and recovery of gases. We can conduct thorough audits of all the necessary systems, perform leak tests, report on the status of your system’s refrigerants, and confirm your legal obligations.

To ensure you’re fulfilling your legal responsibilities regarding your refrigeration, air conditioning and heating systems, and to avoid a potentially unlimited fine, contact us today on 0800 0189941 and arrange your audit.

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Your F-gas Responsibilities

In order to stay compliant regarding F-gas regulations, operators of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump units over 3kg charge (6kg if hermetic), must:

  • Prevent leakage and repair any leaks as soon as possible
  • Arrange proper refrigerant recovery by certified personnel during servicing and disposal
  • Carry out leak checks to the appropriate schedule
  • Ensure that only certified personnel carry out leakage checks
  • Maintain records of refrigerants and of servicing – click here to download a log sheet

For non-stationary equipment (e.g. mobile units on trucks) and any other products containing F-gases, operators must ensure that appropriately qualified personnel are used to recover gases, as long as this is feasible and not excessively expensive.

For peace of mind that you’re fully compliant with the law, call our certified engineers today on 0800 0189941 and arrange your survey.

We can give you peace of mind that you’re fully compliant & legal.

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Professional advice on how you can fulfil your F-gas obligations.

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Frequency of F-gas Checks

F-gas leak checks must be carried out according to the procedure set out by the Commission. The schedule for leak checks varies depending on the amount of refrigerant in the system, as follows:

  • At least once a year for applications with 3kg or more of F-gases (unless the equipment is hermetically sealed and labelled, in which case the threshold is up to 6kg)
  • At least once every six months for applications with 30kg or more of F-gases
  • At least once every three months for applications with 300kg or more of F-gases

Leakage detection systems must be installed on applications with 300kg or more of F-gases and when these are in place, checking requirements are halved. If a leak is detected and repaired, a further check must be carried out within one month to ensure that the repair has been effective.

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Maintenance & Service Records

It is the operator’s responsibility for all stationary systems containing 3kg or more of F-gases to maintain records of the following:

  • Quantity and type of F-gases installed, added or recovered
  • Identification of the company or technician carrying out servicing and details of the operator
  • Dates and results of leakage checks, specifically identifying separate pieces of equipment containing 30kgs or more of refrigerant

It is also the operator’s responsibility to ensure that the relevant servicing personnel have obtained the necessary qualifications and certifications that show they understand the regulations and are competent to carry out the relevant services.

Cool-Tec engineers are certified to carry out audits, leakage checks, services and repairs on F-gas appliances. To arrange your leakage check or service, contact us today on 0800 0189941.

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