New EU laws that came into effect in the UK on January 1st 2015 will force companies and organisations who have Air Conditioning and Refrigeration equipment installed in their premises into a tough regime of care for their equipment.
This new Law is 517/2014 and is as follow, click on the following link for more information:
Prevent leakage, have leaks repaired immediately by certified personnel and keep service and maintenance records detailing any repairs carried out, the type and quantity of refrigerant gas the system holds and used during any repair work.
Carry out a regular fixed schedule of inspections for leaks based on the GWP (Global Warming Potential) of the type of refrigerant and its CO₂ equivalent tonnes. This means that the threshold level for leak checking different refrigerants varies dependent upon the GWP of the refrigerant that is used.
Under the old regulation a system having 300kg or more refrigerant charge must have additional fixed leak detection systems. Under the new regulation this is now based on the GWP of the refrigerant and 500 CO₂ equivalent tonnes. This means a system running on R404A, will now need fixed leak detection with and charge of 127kg rather than the 300kg as before.
Ensure the proper recovery of F Gases by certified personnel, to ensure their recycling, reclamation or destruction
All of our engineers at Airkool are fully aware and trained to meet the requirements of this new regulation and are all qualified to City and Guilds 2079 category I.
We recognise many companies and organisations in the UK are unaware of this new regulation hence why we have tailored a process from contacting the relevant persons(s) down to labelling and record keeping.
Please feel free to contact our Service department who will supply you with the relevant information and details on F-Gas.