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EU F-Gas Rugulation
With effect from 4th July 2008 the European Union’s FGas Regulation No 842/0006 affects all users of air conditioning equipment.
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Why have this law?
This law has been brought into effect to reduce and monitor all ozone depleting gases entering into the atmosphere which we all know has a damaging effect on our environment and accelerates global warming.

Who’s responsible?
The legal responsibility for the compliance lies with the ‘operator’, defined as people or organisations that have actual power over the technical functioning of the equipment.

What is required of them?
A log of all air conditioning systems must be kept on site with all system details such as make, model, serial numbers, type and quantity of gas. Units containing 3kg or more of refrigerant gas are required, by law, to be inspected at regular intervals. The systems must be leak tested by certified personnel (frequency depending on quantity of gas in the system) and findings recorded in the register. Any detected leaks must then be rectified at the earliest opportunity and detailed recordings of any recovery or additional gas included in the register for inspection.

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EU Ozone Depleting Substances
The Ozone Regulation came into force in 2000 and it has already banned the use of ozone depleting HCFC refrigerants such as R22 in new systems.
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R22 remains a very common refrigerant in existing systems used by many air conditioning and process engineering users. The Regulation will ban the use of R22 as a “topup” fluid for maintenance between 2010 (for virgin fluid) and 2015 (for recycled fluid).

This is of crucial importance for many companies and means that all users of R22 and other HCFC systems need to consider alternative refrigerants or the purchase of new equipment.

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Part F (Ventilation)
This covers the requirements of commercial and domestic ventilation compliance, including minimum energy efficiency levels for all ventilation systems.
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TM44
Created to satisfy the EU Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) and subsequent Energy Performance of Buildings Regulation in 2007.
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The TM44 directive requires ‘Member States across Europe to put in place measures to establish a regular inspection of air conditioning systems of an effective rated output of more than 12 kW’. In the separate UK TM44 legislation it has been introduced that building owners or managers are required to undertake regular inspections of their air conditioning systems.

TM44 inspection reports are valid for five years from the date of report completion, after which time production of a new inspection report is required by law.

More about legislation

Read more about the necessary legislation and regulations Orbital Climate adhere to.
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EU F-Gas Rugulation
With effect from 4th July 2008 the European Union’s FGas Regulation No 842/0006 affects all users of air conditioning equipment.
Find out more...

Why have this law?
This law has been brought into effect to reduce and monitor all ozone depleting gases entering into the atmosphere which we all know has a damaging effect on our environment and accelerates global warming.

Who’s responsible?
The legal responsibility for the compliance lies with the ‘operator’, defined as people or organisations that have actual power over the technical functioning of the equipment.

What is required of them?
A log of all air conditioning systems must be kept on site with all system details such as make, model, serial numbers, type and quantity of gas. Units containing 3kg or more of refrigerant gas are required, by law, to be inspected at regular intervals. The systems must be leak tested by certified personnel (frequency depending on quantity of gas in the system) and findings recorded in the register. Any detected leaks must then be rectified at the earliest opportunity and detailed recordings of any recovery or additional gas included in the register for inspection.

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EU Ozone Depleting Substances
The Ozone Regulation came into force in 2000 and it has already banned the use of ozone depleting HCFC refrigerants such as R22 in new systems.
Find out more...

R22 remains a very common refrigerant in existing systems used by many air conditioning and process engineering users. The Regulation will ban the use of R22 as a “topup” fluid for maintenance between 2010 (for virgin fluid) and 2015 (for recycled fluid).

This is of crucial importance for many companies and means that all users of R22 and other HCFC systems need to consider alternative refrigerants or the purchase of new equipment.

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Part F (Ventilation)
This covers the requirements of commercial and domestic ventilation compliance, including minimum energy efficiency levels for all ventilation systems.
Find out more...

Click to view certificate

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TM44
Created to satisfy the EU Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) and subsequent Energy Performance of Buildings Regulation in 2007.
Find out more...

The TM44 directive requires ‘Member States across Europe to put in place measures to establish a regular inspection of air conditioning systems of an effective rated output of more than 12 kW’. In the separate UK TM44 legislation it has been introduced that building owners or managers are required to undertake regular inspections of their air conditioning systems.

TM44 inspection reports are valid for five years from the date of report completion, after which time production of a new inspection report is required by law.