Maintenance

refrigeration and air conditioning

Reliable, Efficient & Professional Maintenance services.

Regular maintenance and scheduled serving to refrigeration and air conditioning equipment can not only save money and ensure reliable and efficient operation, it is now fundamental requirement under the F-Gas regulations that equipment with 3Kg of refrigerant within the system is leak tested in accordance with the 4th IPCC assessment values, (usually once a year minimum).

REGULATION EC517/2014

This is the regulation commonly referred to as the ‘F-Gas  Regulations’ as reviewed and adopted in 2014.

The implementation of an EU regulation is confirmed by a series of implementing acts or implementing regulation’s, each covering different aspects of implementation such as training and certification requirements, determination of quota levels, or , in the case of leakage checking requirements, EC1516/2007 which establishes ‘standard leakage checking requirement’s for SRACHP equipment’.

Mandatory documented leak checks apply to air conditioning and refrigeration equipment based on according to how much damage could be caused to the atmosphere if the whole charge were released.  The frequency of the test inspections is based on the GWP of the refrigerant multiplied by the estimated volume contained in each individual system – this gives the CO2e figure. If the system contains between:

  • 5 and 50 tonnes CO2e it requires one inspection per year.
  • 50 to 500 tonnes CO2e require inspection every six months.
  • Greater than 500 tonnes CO2e require quarterly inspections.

The leak checking frequency can be halved if permanent leak detection systems are fitted. Permanent leak detection systems are mandatory for system charges of 500 tonnes CO2 equivalent and above.

It is a legal requirement now that all sites have an F-Gas asset register of equipment on their site holding refrigerant, and  MUST be kept on site and made available on request to:

Attending service engineers

Building Inspectors,

Trading standards Officers

Air conditioning TM44 energy efficiency inspectors.

In relation to 2003 European Parliament Directive 2002/91/EC on energy performance in Buildings, (EPBD)

Any changes or repairs carried to the equipment must be recorded within the applicable pages of this F-Gas register log sheets by the attending engineer.

Any refrigerant reclaimed and removed should be noted and the waste transfer licenses should be kept in the relevant section of this file.

User obligations:

The responsibility of the air conditioning systems owner / operator is to:

  • Make sure the site has an up to date F-Gas register
  • Systems are inspected and leak tested in accordance with the legislation
  •  Inspections and testing is logged within the register.
  • Ensure that all engineers/companies working on the equipment have the correct and current safe handling certificate and is registered with a regulatory body.

Response is certified and registered with Refcom

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As part of a service /maintenance agreement we will construct the site register and inform you of any further obligations in relation to the site equipment to assist in becoming complaint. 

  • Monthly payment option
  • Fixed pricing for the next two years
  • Preferential breakdown assistance
  • Full F-Gas registered
  • Checks carried out by Engineers that hold current F-Gas Refrigerant qualification
  • Nationwide coverage
  • FREE SITE SURVEY and competitive quotation

For further information on the regulations and how they affect you the documents are available via the links below: