F - Gas Requirements

Under the European F Gas Regulation (842\2006) owners of Stationary Refrigeration & Air Conditioning equipment containing HFC Refrigerants have an obligation to maintain system records.

Records must be kept for each system with more than 3kg of HFC Refrigerants. This is a legal obligation from 4th July 2007. The records must include the following information.

The quanties and type of F Gas Refrigerants installed in each system, any quanties of refrigerants added.

The quantity of refrigerant recovered during servicing, maintenance and final disposal.

Other relevant information including the identification of the company or technician who preformed the servicing or maintenance, as well as the dates and results of leakage checks and leakage detection system checks. Name of the operator.

These records must be made available on request to the competent authority and to the commission.

Leak Checks

Leak checks must be carried out:

  • At least annually for applications with 3kg or more of F Gas Refrigerant.
  • Leak checks to be carried out by F Gas Certified (Qualified) personel.
  • If a leak is detected and repaired a further check must be carried out within one month to ensure the repair has been effective.
  • A record of maintenance and servicing activity must be kept for each system.

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