Introduction: Understanding F-Gas Regulations
The EU has set a timeframe for the phased ban on the use of F-Gases which aims to reduce the use and manufacture of harmful Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC F-Gas). The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gasses (F-Gas) Regulations came into force in the UK on 1st January 2015. All F-Gases with high global warming potential (GWP) will be phased-out with the total ban of up to 80% of certain F-Gases by 2030.
The eventual phase-out on certain gasses will result in older Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) plant equipment (chillers, refrigeration and AC equipment) to become either very expensive to source HFC refrigerant or, worse case scenario, the unit will become unusable as they cannot be retrofitted to use the new gasses with the low threshold GWP.
Join us on Thursday 6th December at 10:00 – 11:00 where our Senior Consulting Engineer, Alex Butterworth, will be discussing the implications of the eventual phase-out of Fluorinated Gasses (F-Gas) to new and existing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) equipment.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Gain an understanding of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 and important deadlines
- Recognise the implications to new and existing RAC plant equipment
- Learn about potential conformance issues and how to mitigate risk
Alex has close to 10 years’ experience in facilities management and engineering. He has worked for a number of blue-chip firms, including British Airways i360, CBRE and Virgin Active Health Club as well as NHS Royal Success County Hospital. His expertise includes compliance, electrical systems, HVAC, boiler and chiller systems, building controls and refrigeration.