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F-Gas Testing

We are the Country's leading supplier of F-Gas tests and reports with a National team of highly trained Specialist F-Gas Surveyors. 

The new F-Gas regulations became law on 4th July 2006 with the majority of measures taking effect from 4th July 2007.

The main objective of this regulation is to contain, prevent and thereby reduce emissions of the fluorinated greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto protocol. The regulation addresses containment, use, recovery, destruction, reporting, labelling, training and certification on the market prohibitions for the fluorinated gases.

The relevant parts affecting refrigeration and air conditioning are detailed below:

Containment

Operators of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment shall use all measures which are technically feasible and do not entail disproportionate cost to prevent leakage of HFCs and as soon as possible repair any detected leakage

An operator is defined as the natural or legal person exercising actual power over the technical functioning of the systems covered by this regulation. In specific situations the owner is responsible for the operatorís obligations.

These operators shall ensure systems are checked for leakage by certified personnel, as defined by the training and certification requirement. We undertake high volume reporting and F Gas testing using highly qualified Independent personnel, we have over 50 Technicians undertaking this specialist work throughout the UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland

Leakage Inspection

  • Systems shall be checked for leakage dependant on refrigerant charge
  • 3kg charge - check at least every 12 months
  • 30kg charge - check at least every 6 months
  • 300kg charge - check at least every 3 months
  • The application shall be checked for leakage within 1 month after a leak has been repaired to ensure the repair was effective
  • Operators of equipment containing 300kg or more shall install leakage detection systems - these must be checked every 12 months. We install these systems
  • "Checked for leakage" means that the system is examined for leakage using direct and indirect methods.

Record Keeping

Operators of equipment with more than 3kg will need to maintain records on the quantity and type of HFC installed. Any quantities added or recovered during maintenance, servicing and disposal will need to be recorded along with leak checks and any actions taken. These records need to be made available upon request by the authority. Our on-line record keeping ensures that you are compliant and securely held

Recovery

Operators of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment are responsible for putting in place arrangements for the proper recovery by certified personnel who comply with the training and certification requirements. ACI Reports F Gas division ensures only Certified and properly checked personnel undertake your work.

Our offering and strengths;

  • Independent Consultants with Nationwide coverage
  • Low prices as our personnel are geographically recruited to be close to place of work
  • ACI Reports can undertake Air conditioning Assessment reports at the same time as an F Gas test
  • Full Health and Safety considerations, insurance and CRB checks undertaken
  • Web based Work Management System with client login to track all orders and surveys/tests undertaken
  • Clients get a standardised report throughout their portfolio
  • Single point of contact, ACI already deal with some of the UKs largest companies

Further Information

Useful website for further information:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/air/fgas/index.htm

     

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