F-Gas Regulations require operators of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Systems containing F-Gases 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.
Haskell & Co. Limited can help your company to stay compliant with these regulations in a number of ways.
We can set up and maintain all the necessary paperwork on your behalf and also schedule in planned leak checking activities, repairs and re-checks when required.
We can, if applicable, retrofit your current equipment with an alternative refrigerant not affected by the ban either as a result of a leak or as a planned measure.
Alternatively, depending on the age and condition of the equipment, we could provide you with a quotation to supply and install a new system.
From 1st January 2020 a requirement of Regulation 517/2014 comes into force, where it will become illegal to fill systems with virgin refrigeration gas (freshly manufactured gas) if they meet the following conditions:
If the refrigerant has a GWP (Global Warming Potential) of 2500 or more (Commonly used refrigerants affected are R404A, R422A & R442D)
The system contains an amount of refrigerant has which is equivalent to 40 tonnes or more of CO2 (approx. 10.2kg of R404A, 12.7kg R422A & 14.7kg of R422D)
If your equipment meets the above criteria, you will no longer be able to receive virgin gas from January 2020, however, you are still able to operate your equipment. If a system develops a leak or the gas becomes contaminated, only reclaimed or recycled gas can be used. Reclaimed and recycled gas however is also set to be banned from 2030.
Further information on the Regulations is available on Governments website Here.