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Environmental Update – The Ozone Layer – Global Warming – Greenhouse Gases

F Gas Regulations now require that only certified Personnel may handle refrigerants

In addition to the F Gas certification, Barrier are also members of the Refcom voluntary scheme which exceed the minimum legal requirements.

Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 on (ODS) Ozone Depleting Substances came into force on 1st October 2000. HCFCs have been banned in all new equipment from 1st January 2004, and allowed for a period of time towards total phase out of equipment using certain HCFCs. 8

EU F Gas Regulations 2007 also stipulate that operators of stationary refrigerant equipment in addition must adhere to a leak test regime, and hold certain records.