This F-Gas course is designed for those working within the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry or heat pump installers who need to meet the legal requirements for working with Fluorinated Gases, or F-Gases, and other ozone depleting substances.
This course includes the theory behind the requirements and procedures to install, commission, service, maintain, recover & leak check all refrigeration, air conditioning & heat pump systems in accordance with the F Gas Regulation EC842/2006 and EC303/2008.
The course covers the following:
Identification of basic systems, terms, principles, units and how these relate to theory and thermodynamics of vapour compression cycles and refrigerants
Identifying stationary refrigerant, air conditioning and heat pump system components, functions and leakage risk
Identify the hazards and safe working practices for the installation, commissioning and handling of refrigerants
Fabricate & fit mechanical and brazed joints on pipework
Pressure test and evacuate to BSEN378
Charge a blended refrigerant
Analyse system performance to ensure efficiency (using pressure, temperature, refrigerant state and rule of thumb)
Leak test to EC1516/2007
Maintain ‘F Gas’ log books and records
Handle refrigerant safely & dispose of legally
Ensure systems are tight, efficient in their use of energy and meet the F Gas legal requirements
City & Guilds 2079-11 F-Gas & Ozone Depleting Substances. The assessment consists of an online multiple exam and a practical assessment. Note: this F Gas qualification does NOT have an expiry date.