EU F-Gas Regulations
The EU F-Gas regulation came into the UK on 4th July 2007. It forces companies and organizations who have Air conditioning or refrigeration equipment installed in their premises to ensure it is properly maintained.
All equipment must be regularly serviced and inspected for leaks.
Leaks must be repaired as soon as possible by certified personnel.
Service and maintenance records should be kept detailing the quantity and type of refrigerant gas used.
Recovery of all F-Gases from such equipment needs to be carried out by certified personnel and recycled or reclaimed.
Why the regulations are in place.
Fluorinated gases have a high global warming effect if released into the atmosphere.
The principal objective of the EC Regulation is to contain, prevent and thereby reduce emissions of F gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol, so as to help combat climate change.
Air – Xtreme ltd have registered with REFCOM, a register of companies competent to handle refrigerants.
The Refcom Register of Companies Competent to Handle Refrigerants (now Refcom Elite) was set up in 1994 in response to atmospheric damage caused by certain refrigerant gases. Since then the Register has evolved to cover fluorinated refrigerant gases which if released to atmosphere have a global warming potential significantly higher than CO2.
All personnel carrying out installation, maintenance or servicing of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump equipment that contains or is designed to contain F-Gas refrigerants must hold either, City and Guilds 2079 or CITB safe handling of refrigerants qualification to be able to legally work on this equipment.
All Air - Xtreme engineers are trained to the required standards to meet this legislation.
Please feel free to contact our service department for more information on F-Gas regulations and how they may affect you or your business.