All owners & operators of air conditioning & refrigeration equipment: are you aware of your legal responsibility? The European F-gas regulation is now law.
All air conditioning/refrigeration systems containing more than 3kg of fluorinated refrigerants (f-gases) must be properly monitored and maintained at least every 6 months to minimise leaks.
This means that some single split systems, all multi/vrf systems and all chiller installations must be under planned maintenance with an accredited air conditioning contractor registered with ACRIB/REFCOM.
All air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kw (or combined system output) must be regularly inspected by an Energy Assessor. This includes any split / VRF / Chiller / AHU used for comfort cooling – not process or machine cooling (close control / server rooms etc). The inspections must be a maximum of five years apart.
The regulations require the first inspection of the affected air-conditioning systems to be carried out as follows: