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Maintenance & Service

It is important to keep your air conditioning and refrigeration equipment in prime condition to ensure maximum efficiency and safeguard from component failure.
A preventative maintenance program can be arranged for new and existing systems this will increase your equipments life expectancy and dramatically decrease the probability of your equipment breaking down.
Providing a structured maintenance program in compliance with the F-gas regulations at regular intervals will reduce running costs and improve reliability.

F-Gas Regulations

The F-Gas Regulation creates controls on the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases HFCs (F-Gases). The 2014 EU F-gas Regulation (517/2014) replaces the 2006 regulation, strengthening all of the 2006 requirements and introducing a number of important new measures. strengthening all of the 2006 requirements and introducing a number of important new measures.

The 2006 threshold was based on the quantity of F-Gas, measured in terms of the mass fluid (in kilograms). This threshold was 3kg for all HFC refrigerants. Under the 2014 Regulation the thresholds have been changed to CO2 equivalent. The 2006 threshold of 3kg has now been replaced with a threshold of 5 tonnes CO2.

All F-Gas refrigerants have a different global warning potential (GWP) figure. This is based on the impact of the gas on the environment compared to that of CO2 (which has a GWP of 1). F-Gases have high GWPs.

F-Gas Requirement Summary

For stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump units over the equivalent of 5 CO2 tonnes,operators/owners must:

Carry out mandatory leak checks.
Prevent leakage, and repair any leaks as soon as possible.
Arrange for correct refrigerant recovery by certified personnel during servicing and disposal.
Ensure that only certified competent personnel carry out leakage checks.
Quantity and type of F-Gases installed, added or recovered.
Identification of the company or technician carrying out servicingand details of the Operator/Owner.

 

• Record keeping, dates and results of all mandatory leakage checks. These records should be kept for 5 years.
• If a system was decommissioned, the measures taken to recover and dispose of the F-Gases.
• From 1 January 2017, the quantity expressed in weight and in CO2 equivalent of F-Gas contained in the equipment, and the global warming potential (GWP) of the gas.

Let us compile your F-Gas register and be compliant with the law.

Contact us to discuss your maintenance and service requirements.