Under EU F-Gas Regulations ‘operators’ of stationary refrigerating equipment must by law comply with the following:
- Prevent leakage – have leaks repaired as soon as possible by certified personnel and keep service and maintenance records detailing quantity and type of F-Gas used
- Carry out a regular fixed schedule of inspections for leaks on equipment with a circuit charge as per below.
|Tonnes C02 equivalent charge weight||Frequency of inspection||Frequency if leak detection equipment fitted||Leak detection equipment mandatory|
|>5 and < 50||Every 12 months||Every 24 months||No|
|>50 and < 500||Every 6 months||Every 12 months||No|
|> 500||Every 3 months||Every 6 months||Yes|
|Hermetic systems <10||None||None||No|
- Ensure the proper recovery of F-Gases by certified personnel, to ensure their recycling, reclamation or destruction.
Failure to comply with the above can lead to fines and prohibition notices being issued by your Local Authority. Inspections are now being carried out on premises.
Air Conditioning Equipment Major Maintenance visits will incorporate an F-Gas leak test as detailed above.
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