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F-Gas Certification

Great Britain Regulations 

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009 (the FGG Regulations 2009). These came into force on 9 March 2009 and apply to Great Britain (Northern Ireland has its own regulations).

The FGG Regulations underpin in Great Britain the EU F gas Regulation and its supplemental Commission Regulations.

Who is affected? 

Many commercial, industrial and public sector organisations have obligations under the EU F gas Regulation. In particular, the five main industry sectors affected by the EU F gas Regulation are:

  • Stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps
  • Fire protection systems and fire extinguishers
  • Mobile air conditioning
  • High voltage switchgear
  • Solvents

End users and contractors both have obligations, as many equipment manufacturers and distributors. There are legal obligations for companies and qualification requirements for personnel working in the five industry sectors as well as other requirements relating to:

  • Leakage checking of equipment
  • Recovery of F gas from equipment during maintenance, servicing and at end of life
  • Reporting of annual F gas import, export and production figures
  • Labelling of equipment containing F gas (and inclusion of information in instruction manuals)
  • Prohibition of SF6 use in magnesium die casting and in vehicle tyres
  • Placing on the market prohibitions for F gases in various products and equipment

Building Log Book

Pulse Project Solutions can provide and update building log books to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations (conservation of fuel and power) which requires that the building owner is issued with information about the building services to help them operate the building properly and efficiently.

It is suggested that this is done by issuing a building log book to the building’s facilities manager. Building Log books are required for new buildings and for existing buildings where the services have changed.

Whilst not a requirement of the Building Regulations, it is suggested that existing buildings would also benefit from a building log book.