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ErP and F gas

Deadlines for mandatory tightness checks according to the F gas regulation No 517/2014

 

 

 

COEquivalent

EQ < 5 tonnes

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5 < EQ < 50 tonnes

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50 < EQ < 500 tonnes

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500 tonnes < EQ

R410A R410A < 2,4 kg 2,4 kg < R410A < 24 kg 24 kg < R410A < 240 kg 240 kg < R410A
R134A R134A < 3,5 kg 3,5 kg < R134A < 35 kg 35 kg < R134A < 350 kg 350 kg < R134A
R407C R407C < 2,8 kg 2,8 kg < R407C < 28,2 kg 28,2 kg < R407C < 281,9 kg 281,9 kg < R407C
R32 R32 < 7,4 kg 7,4 kg < R32 < 74,1 kg 74,1 kg < R32 < 740,7 kg 740,7 kg < R32
R22 R22 < 2,9 kg 2,9 kg < R22 < 29,4 kg 29,4 kg < R22 < 294,1 kg  294,1 kg < R22
Deadline No tightness check Once every 12 months Once every 6 months Once every 3 months
    Once every 24 months when leak detection system installed Once every 12 months when leak detection system installed Once every 6 months when leak detection system installed
    Mandatory entry in the Central Operators Register within 5 days Mandatory entry in the Central Operators Register within 5 days

Mandatory entry in the Central Operators Register within 5 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadlines for mandatory tightness checks according to the F gas regulation from May 15th 2015.

 

 

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases load m < 3 kg 3 kg < m < 30 kg 30 kg < m < 300 kg 300 kg < m
Deadline No tightness check Once every 12 months Once every 6 months Once every 3 months
    No tightness check for units hermetically sealed with a load below 6 kg Once every 12 months when leak detection system installed Once every 6 months when leak detection system installed
    Mandatory entry in the Central Operators Register within 5 days Mandatory entry in the Central Operators Register within 5 days Mandatory entry in the Central Operators Register within 5 days

 

 The scope of mandatory protective measures is set by the Minister of Development Regulation from 11th of January 2016 regarding checks for leakage in the refrigerating and air conditioning units and heat pumps, and fire protection systems containing controlled substances.

 

1. Conducting the checks consists of:

  • unit documentation verification, including the Product Data Sheet
  • unit overview along with the protection devices
  • corrosion overview of individual elements
  • leakage check of individual elements

 

2. Subject to the leakage checks are following elements present in the devices:

  • bonded joints
  • valves with pins
  • seals
  • elements of the system that are exposed to vibration
  • joints, especially with protection and control devices

 

3. During the overview, along with the protection devices, checked are:

 

In case of the units:

  • unit working parametres
  • the condition of the unit
  • the effect of the vibrations and displacement caused by temperature and pressure
  • technical condition of the supports, fixings, joints and the thermal insulation
  • protection of the moving parts
  • protection against mechanical damage and against the temperature
  • technical condition and placement of the valves
  • pollution level of the heat exchange surfaces in places where it it possible to check

 

In case of the protection devices:

  • correctness in the instalment and operation of the transmitters protecting from high pressure
  • sealing tightness of the external pressure relief valves

 

4. During the corrosion overview of the individual elements of the units checked is also the technical condition of the of the piping, heat exchangers and elactic piping elements, as well as their protection against mechanical damage.

 

F-gases reduction schedule: