F-gas Regulations

As an end user, under European law you are responsible for complying with Fluorinated Gas (F-gas) Regulations.

Commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems leak too much refrigerant - leaks of up to 30% during a year is not uncommon. Regular servicing, maintenance and leak testing can significantly reduce refrigerant losses.

What the regulations mean

Systems containing between 3 and 30kg of refrigerant charge have to be tested at least once a year.

Permanent leak detection have to be fitted to systems with more than 300kg of charge.

Leak tests and refrigeration usage has to be logged.

Engineers qualified to the F-gas regulations have to carry out the work.

The damage that leaks cause

  • A leak of 1kg of refrigerant causes approximately the same environmental damage as a van covering 10,000 miles
  • Increases adverse climate change - the 'direct effect'
  • Reduces system efficiency
  • Increases power consumption
  • Increases CO2 emissions

It is illegal to top up a system with refrigerant without first finding and repairing the leaks.

ARCool can ensure you comply with all necessary regulations and that your equipments runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible - call us on 01424 812263 for more information

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