The new F-Gas Regulation applies since 1st January 2015 and gives RACHP contractors a new set of requirements to deal with. The AREA Guide on the application of the new F-Gas Regulation to RACHP contractors explains the new rules, their impact and their practical application. It also includes useful tools, such as a conversion table weight-CO2-eq for the most commonly used refrigerants, a flow chart on leak check frequency and a table summarising certification requirements.
The guide is a living document that will be updated and completed following experience and after the adoption of relevant implementing legislation. The latest version is V3 published in English in October 2016. The update includes notably clarifications provided by a European Commission's information note for technicians and users, a table on "the next leak check", information from some implementing regulations (notably on training & certification) and a new annex with useful links.