F gas in refrigeration, air conditioning and fire protection systems

From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency First published: 31 December 2014 Part of: F gas: guidance for users, producers and traders Record keeping and maintenance requirements for companies that operate or service equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gas (F gas). Many refrigeration, fire protection and air conditioning and heat pump systems contain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are a type of fluorinated greenhouse gas (F gas). Companies that operate or service and maintain equipment containing F gas must meet these requirements. Check if your system contains F gas Look at the list of F gases regulated by the EU. To find out if your equipment contains one of these F gases you can: check your manual or the labels on your equipment speak to the company that installed your equipment HFC 404A and HFC 134a are common in refrigeration systems. HFC 23 and HFC 227ea are common in fire protection systems. HFC 404A and HFC 410A are common in air conditioning and heat pump systems. Use trained technicians Only trained technicians can carry out work on equipment containing F gases, including: installation testing for leaks general maintenance disposal or decommissioning when you no longer need the product For refrigeration systems in vehicles, (eg cars, trains and ships) this only applies to: refrigerated trucks that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes refrigerated trailers that are designed to be towed by a truck or tractor Check that anyone working on your equipment is qualified. Read more about the specific qualifications needed to work on equipment containing F gases. Label equipment You must add a label if you add F gas to refrigeration,...

YJ-LTE™ Refrigerant Recovery System

Overview The smallest, lightest, most powerful unit in its class. Don’t let the small size fool you. The YJ-LTE™ Refrigerant Recovery System is packed with the features you need at a price your budget can handle. Like a built in purge circuit which eliminates the need for external equipment and makes for easy clearing at the end of the job. And superior condensor performance which means the recovery tank stays cooler for a longer period of time, allowing you to recover more refrigerant without high-pressure cut-out. And it’s simple to operate, too, with a single valve, single gauge control panel. 95730 shown. International models have gray enclosure...

Bosch launches VRF in the UK

UK: Bosch, the well-known German engineering and electronics company, has announced the launch of a range of VRF air conditioning units in the UK. The launch this month coincides with similar launches in a number of countries across Europe, including Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Poland. The launch follows the joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Midea – first revealed by the Cooling Post last April. Full article read...

Beijer Ref buys wholesaler HRP

HRP Group’s technical centre in Slough UK: Swedish refrigeration wholesaling group Beijer Ref has confirmed its acquisition of the remaining shares in UK wholesaler HRP. The acquisition of HRP Ltd, which has its head office in Rougham and operates 15 branches  nationwide, confirms Beijer Ref as the market leader in the UK and further strengthens its position in Europe. A company statement says that HRP will act as a complement to the Group’s existing UK refrigeration wholesalers, Dean & Wood and RW Refrigeration...

£135,000 fines for cold store collapse

UK: Two companies have been fined for safety failings that led to two workers being seriously injured when a cold store collapsed under them. John Sisk and Son Ltd of St Albans, the principal contractor for fitting out a new distribution warehouse in Motherwell and Hemsec Installations Ltd (HIL) of Birkenhead, the company subcontracted to design and construct the cold store structure, were fined a total of £135,000 over the incident in October 2010. More details...