F GAS IN REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING
Complying with the Regulations
In line with the European Union F-Gas Regulation of 16 April 2014 it is a legal requirement for all businesses who install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning, heat-pump (RAC) equipment that contains “F gas” refrigerants to hold a Company Certificate issued by an appointed Company Certification Body. TKR has registered with REFCOM who have been formally named by Defra.
In addition, the F-Gas Regulation requires companies and other organisations with air conditioning plant to ensure that the fluorinated greenhouse gases are contained within the systems. You can read the full guidelines here.
For the full list of F-gases please visit the government website.
Equipment MUST be labelled with the following information
• Type of refrigerant
• Amount of refrigerant
• CO2 Equivalent in tonnes
• Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the refrigerant
If a leak is found during a check it must be repaired and the check repeated within one month to ensure the repair has worked.
The owner of the equipment MUST keep records for any refrigeration equipment that is on the premises. This is to include the following details:
• Quantity and type of refrigerant in system when installed
• Quantity and type of refrigerant added during any maintenance or service repairs (e.g. leak repairs)
• Dates and results of all MANDATORY leak checks
• Refrigerant that has been recycled or reclaimed
• Quantity of any refrigerant recovered
THESE RECORDS MUST BE KEPT FOR 5 YEARS AND MADE AVAILABLE TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IF THEY ASK FOR THEM
There is a possibility you may not be covered under your insurance if you cannot prove you have adhered to this Government Legislation.
TK Refrigeration will be able to assist with all of the above by labelling equipment with the required information. Numbered labels will be affixed to all site refrigeration equipment so an asset list can be compiled specifically for your premises. TK Refrigeration will also keep an electronic copy of all job sheets against specific asset numbers thereby enabling us to supply copies should they be required.
We will also supply and affix F Gas log books with all the mandatory information required by the Government.
Each site will have individual needs and we are happy to discuss your specific requirements at your convenience.
We are happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free of charge estimate so why not call us now on 01452 739483.
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