UK: Prepared on behalf of Defra (the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Gluckman Consulting and Jacobs have published a series of comprehensive guides to the new European F-Gas regulation (517/2014).
The new guides provide in-depth information on the new regulations and the responsibilities of end users, operators, contractors, equipment manufacturers, refrigerant producers and wholesalers. They include detail of the new reporting and record requirements, customer screening, training and certification and detailed explanation of CO2 thresholds, the phase down process for HFCs, equipment bans, a guide to low GWP alternative refrigerants and the issue of flammability.
Fridgehub has optimised the information sheets to enable easy on-the-go access for smartphone and tablet users, and links to related information sheets.
Information for End User Sectors
Refrigeration, air Conditioning and heat pumps
Other End User Sectors
Information for contractors, manufacturers and importers
IS 14 Refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump Contractors
IS 15 Fire protection system Contractors
IS 16 Refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump Manufacturers
IS 17 Producers, importers and exporters
IS 18 F-Gas Wholesalers
IS 19 Customer Screening
IS 20 Annual Reporting
Information on Training and Certification
Other Important Information
IS 25 Understanding CO2 thresholds
IS 26 Summary of bans related to new equipment and products
IS 27 Flammability issues
IS 28 The HFC Phase Down Process
IS 29 Low GWP Alternatives
IS 30 Index and Glossary
The information sheets contain the best information available to date and will be updated as more or different information is made available. It does not seek to provide a definitive view on the legal requirements; only the courts can provide such a view. If there are uncertainties you should always refer to the text of the Regulation and seek qualified legal advice.
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