F Gas Compliance Package

Complete compliance for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment from Industrial Cooling Equipment Ltd. 

The new F-Gas regulations became law on 4th July 2006 with the majority of measures taking effect from 4th July 2007.  The regulation addresses containment, use, recovery, destruction, reporting, labelling, training, certification and some placing on the market prohibitions for the fluorinated gases.

From 4th July 2011 it became a legal requirement for all businesses that install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and/or heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain F gas refrigerants to obtain a FULL F Gas Company Certificate. It is now a criminal offence to carry out the above activities without a Company Certificate.

Also from 4th July 2011 it became a legal requirement that all engineers that install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and/or heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain F gas refrigerants require to have completed the F Gas Handling assessment and hold a City and Guild 2079 (or CITB equivalent) qualification.

 To read in detail about the current laws regarding refrigerant then click on our F Gas Regualtions page.

 To ensure all our clients are complying with all the latest laws and regulations regarding refrigerants, we have introduced our F Gas Compliance Package. This compliance package is included in all our maintenance contracts.

F Gas Compliance falls into the following areas:

Training and Qualifications

Industrial Cooling Equipment Ltd holds Full Refcom Certification and all engineers are trained and qualified to F Gas standards.

To download a copy of our FULL Refcom Certificate click here.

Labelling and Record Keeping

All systems are given asset numbers and all relevant information and details are taken including system type or application, location, model number, serial number, refrigerant type, refrigerant weight or quantity. The information is then recorded on our database.

Leak Checking and Containment

Routine leak tests are carried out at pre-programmed maintenance visits throughout the year. The number of leak checks that are carried out is dependent on the volume of refrigerant in the system. A Leak Check Certificate is then provided, signed by the engineer who performed the check along with details of the engineer’s refrigerant handling qualification and the date when the check was carried out.

Leak Repairs and 30 day Follow Up Checks

If a leak is repaired on a system our engineers would fill in a Refrigerant Log whilst onsite. This would state the engineers name and refrigerant handling qualification number, date, system type, the asset number, refrigerant type, leak location and the date that the follow up leak check is due by. A copy of the Refrigerant Log is then presented to the customer onsite and the information is then logged on our database.

If a leak is repaired on a system or the refrigerant circuit is broken into i.e. to replace a component, then a follow up leak check is required within 30 days is to ensure that the system remains gas tight and leak free. The Refrigerant Log would state the date when the follow up check is due by and we would arrange with the client for this check to be carried out.

Refrigerant Recovery

When any refrigerant is recovered from a system, our engineer would fill in a Refrigerant Log whilst onsite. This would state the engineers name and refrigerant handling qualification number, date, system type, the asset number, refrigerant type, amount of refrigerant removed and the serial number of the bottle it was recovered to. A copy of the Refrigerant Log is then presented to the customer onsite and the information is then logged on our database.

Refrigerant Charging

When any refrigerant is charged into a system, our engineer would fill in a Refrigerant Log whilst onsite. This would state the engineers name and refrigerant handling qualification number, date, system type, the asset number, refrigerant type, and amount of refrigerant charged into the system. A copy of the Refrigerant Log is then presented to the customer onsite and the information is then logged on our database.

Documentation

After each maintenance visit to site a full engineers report is provided along with a Refrigerant Data Log stating all relevant system information and a Leak Check Certificate.

 

For information or advice on any of the above, contact ICE by calling 01928 568800 or email.