F-Gas Regulation 842/2006

The EU’s F-Gas Regulation No. 842/2006 came into effect in July ’07. F-gases contain the most common form of refrigerant in use today, HFCs. Leakage of these HFCs not only decreases your system’s energy efficiency but it is also harmful to the environment.

Operators bear legal responsibility for your equipment’s compliance with this regulation.

All stationary, hard-wired units must be regularly checked, this is a legally obligation. The frequency of these checks should be determined by the amount of refrigerant in your system: 3kg requires an annual inspection whilst 30kg requires at least 2 per year.

In order to remain within the law, you must:

  • Arrange for leak checks in accordance with a leak checking schedule.
  • Prevent & repair leaks as a matter of due care.
  • Ensure that only certified personnel conduct leakage checks.
  • Maintain records of refrigerants and servicing.
  • Arrange proper recovery by certified personnel during servicing & disposal.


One Response to F-Gas Regulation 842/2006

  1. TM44 Inspection Reports June 27, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    We completely agree with your f you own or manage a building and you have air conditioning systems present, did you know that there is a legal requirement to have TM44 inspection reports carried out? The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) led to the introduction of new legislation (the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007) with time-sensitive deadlines that all property managers and owners should have reacted to – if you haven’t complied with this legislation, you are contravening the law.

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