The FGas regulation and its implications

FGas regulation No. 842 2006 became law on the 4 of July 2006. In one of the biggest regulatory changes seen in the air conditioning and refrigeration industries the FGas regulation became effective in July 2007. The regulation imposed obligations on “operators” of equipment utilising F-Gases.

F-gases include HFCs which are the most common refrigerants in use. The regulation aims to minimise the losses of these gases to the atmosphere where they have a powerful global warming effect.

The FGas regulation defines the “operator” as the people or organisation that has actual power over the technical operation of the equipment. The operator has responsibility for compliance with the regulations.

Advanced Cooling Solutions is fully conversant with the FGas regulation. We can advise and build systems that will meet the requirements laid out in these regulations. All our engineers are time served and fully qualified to C&G 2079 or CITB standards in the handling and containment of refrigerants, as presently required.

Download FGas regulation 842-2006

Download FGas supplementary guidance

 

Servicing a water cooled Carrier chiller. Leak testing is an important aspect of these works.
Servicing a water cooled Carrier chiller. Leak testing is an important aspect of these works.