F Gas Compliancy
Owners and operators of air conditioning systems must comply with a range of increasingly complex legislation. Carequick Air Conditioning guides you through the legal maze, ensuring full compliance and complete peace of mind.
The obligations in the new regulation for stationary refrigeration plants with more than 3kg of F-gas HFC refrigerant came into force on July 4th 2007 and are as follows:
General obligations to prevent leakage. Using all measures which are technically feasible and do not entail disproportionate cost operators must…
A. prevent leakage of HFC refrigerants, and
B. as soon as possible repair any detected leakage.
Regular leak testing
Plants must be checked for leakage by certified personnel on a regular basis. “Checked for leakage” means that the equipment or system is examined for leakage using direct or indirect measuring methods, focusing on the parts of the equipment or system most likely to leak. The frequency of testing depends on the refrigerant charge:
A. Plant with 3kg to 30kg must be checked annually.
B. Plant with 30kg to 300kg must be checked once every six months.
C. Plant with more than 300kg must be tested once every six months.
Legionnaires Disease – The Facts
Recent outbreaks in the UK have once again raised concerns relating to the role of air conditioning equipment in the spread of Legionnaires Disease. Air conditioning systems installed and maintained by Carequick carry no risk of harbouring legionella bacteria, as we specialise in the use of air-cooled refrigerant air conditioning systems, which do not create the conditions required for its development.
For more information on Legionnaire’s Disease and how to minimise the risks please visit this page.