Haskell & Co. Limited can help your company to stay compliant with environmental legislation covering air conditioning systems. The F-Gas Regulation deals with systems containing more than 3kgs of certain refrigerants (HFCs). It requires operators of air conditioning systems to ensure that equipment is checked for refrigerant leaks at defined intervals and that refrigerant added to or removed from systems is recorded. Also, any leaks that are found have to be repaired and then re-checked within specific timescales. In addition to the obligations required under the F-Gas Regulation, the Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation also includes phasing out certain types of refrigerants (HCFCs). It has been illegal to use virgin HCFCs for maintenance purposes since 1 January 2010 and it will be illegal to use HCFCs in any form for maintenance purposes from 1 January 2015.
We can help you meet your obligations in two ways. Firstly, we can set up and maintain all the necessary paperwork on your behalf and also schedule in planned leak checking activities and repairs and re-checks when required. Secondly, we can retrofit your air conditioning equipment with an alternative refrigerant to prepare for the 2015 ban or if your equipment develops a leak in the meantime. Alternatively, depending on the age and condition of the equipment, we could provide you with a quotation to supply and install a new air conditioning system.
Further information on the Regulations is available on DEFRA’s website.