Air Conditioning

Degree Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has the ability to design and install any type of air conditioning from simple splits to more complex V.R.F systems.

We carry out a full survey to establish your exact requirements, followed by a specification. If agreed a full quotation will follow.

The main volume of our work is carried out within the commercial and hospitality where comfort cooling and heating is of the upmost importance, to sustain a

consistent temperature, whether it being the Winter or the Summer this can be achieved.

Retail outlets, Pubs, offices, serve rooms and Restaurants also favour this system, which eliminates the requirement of a conventional heating system and allows you the luxury of

heating or cooling all within a single controlled system.

Air Conditioning

F-Gas Regulations

Is your air conditioning equipment compliant? If not call Degree Refrigeration and Air conditioning who will be happy to help.

The new F-Gas regulations became law on 4th July 2006 with the majority of measures taking effect from 4th July 2007.

The main objective of this regulation is to contain, prevent and thereby reduce emissions of the flourinated greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto protocol. The regulation addresses containment, use, recover, destruction, reporting, labelling, training and certification on the market prohibitions for the flourinated gases.

The relevant parts affecting refrigeration and air conditioning are detailed below:

Containment

Operators of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment shall use all measures which are technically feasible and do not entail disproportionate cost to prevent leakage of HFCs and as soon as possible repair any detected leakage.

An operator is defined as the natural or legal person exercising actual power over the technical functioning of the systems covered by this regulation. A member state may in specific situations designate the owner as being responsible for the operators obligations.

These operators shall ensure system are checked for leakage by certified personnel, as defined by the training and certification requirement.

Leakage Inspection

  • Systems shall becheck for leakage dependant on refrigerant charge
  • 3kg charge - check at least every 12 months
  • 30kg charge - check at least every 6 months
  • 300kg charge - check at lease every 3 months
  • The application shall be checked for leakage within 1 month after a leak has been repaired to ensure the repair was effective
  • Operators of equipment containing 300kg or more shall install leakage detection systems - these must be checked every 12 months
  • "Checked for leakage" means that the system is examined for leakage using direct and indirect methods.

Record Keeping

Operators of equipment with more than 3kg will need to maintain records on the quantity and type of HFC installed. Any quantities added or recovered during maintenance, servicing and disposal will need to be recorded along with leak checks and any actions taken. These records need to be made available upon request by the authority.

 

Recovery

Operators of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment are responsible for putting in place arrangements for the proper recovery by certified personnel who comply with the training and certification requirements.