R PERKINS – F GAS CERTIFIED
Since the introduction of F-Gas regulations in 2009, R Perkins and Sons has been committed to full certification and alignment with the scheme.
With us, you can be assured of using a fully certified organisation with the F-Gas regulator body and that all engineers are fully F-Gas trained and aware, ensuring you comply with relevant legislation at all times!
Information on what F-Gas regulations are and how they are relevant to the Air Conditioning industry is set out below.
What are F-Gases?
Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases) are powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming if released into the atmosphere. Their effect can be much greater than carbon dioxide. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) are all types of F gas.
About F-Gas Regulations
In 2006, the EU introduced the EU F gas Regulation. The obligations in this regulation are fleshed out by a number of European Commission Regulations that provide extra detail and introduce minimum requirements which must be complied with.
The EU framework has been fully implemented in Great Britain by the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009 (FGG Regulations 2009). Northern Ireland has its own similar regulations
Who is Affected?
Many commercial, industrial and public sector organisations and industries have obligations under the EU F gas Regulation. Examples are:
- Stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps
- Mobile air conditioning
- Fire protection systems and fire extinguishers
- What are the Obligations?
There are legal obligations for companies and qualification requirements for personnel working in the relevant sectors are:
- Leakage checking of equipment
- Recovery of F gas from equipment during maintenance, servicing and at end of life
- Reporting of annual F gas import, export and production figures
- Labelling of equipment containing F gas