EU F-gas regulation guidance: training and certification requirements for refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump
This Information Sheet is aimed at individuals and organisations that carry out F-Gas handling operations related to stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP) and refrigerated trucks and trailers (RTT). For mobile air-conditioning applications the requirements are different.
The guidance will also be useful for operators of equipment using F-Gases that need to use certificated companies and technicians for installation and maintenance.
This guidance is for organisations affected by the 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation (517/2014). The F-Gas Regulation creates controls on the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) including HFCs, PFCs and SF6.
The 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation replaces the 2006 Regulation, strengthening all of the 2006 requirements and introducing a number of important measures. Training and certification is an important feature of the F-Gas Regulation as it ensures that technicians understand how to minimise emissions during installation, maintenance and at end of life of equipment containing F-Gases.
This Information Sheet describes the requirements that apply to training and certification related to:
- Stationary refrigeration, air- conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP)
- Refrigerated trucks and trailers (RTT)