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F-Gas – Category 1 Certification

A fresh new approach to F-Gas Training

Viva Training Academy delivers F Gas Category 1 certification, which covers the four main F Gas Categories.

LCL Awards Approved Centre
Worcester Bosch Training

Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) engineers need to complete F-Gas certification in four different categories, depending on the type of activity being carried out, the appliances they need to work on and the level their working too.

F-Gas Certification Details

F Gas certification is a necessary requirement for Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) engineers who work with Fluorinated Gases. F Gases cause global warming with the most harmful (those with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP)) are in the process of being phased out as part of the F Gas regulations.

F Gas certification must be renewed every five years.

What does F Gas Category 1 cover?

Category 1 (Level 3): Installation, maintenance, service, recovery, decommissioning and leakage checking of refrigerant systems of any size, plus Categories 2 – 4.

Category 2 (Level 3): Installation, maintenance, service, recovery, decommissioning and leakage checking of refrigerant systems with a charge of less than 3kg (6kg if hermetically sealed).

Category 3 (Level 2): Refrigerant recovery from systems that contain less than 3kg of F-Gas.

Category 4 (Level 2): Checking for leaks and identifying leakage risk in refrigerant systems, including air conditioning units and heat pumps.

F Gas engineers will learn:

  • Hazards and safe working practices
  • The storage and transportation of recovered refrigerants
  • The cause and effects of global warming, climate change and ozone depletion
  • The recovery of refrigerant and oil in preparation for disposal
  • Identification of components to air conditioning units and heat pumps
  • Construction and examination of pipework, pressure testing, evacuation and completion of records
  • The fabrication and fitting of mechanical brazed joints
  • The installation, commissioning, servicing and repairs of refrigeration systems and heat pumps

Industry-leading F Gas training

We’re approved by Worcester Bosch to deliver training to its F Gas installers, and the LCL Awards qualification we offer is currently the only F Gas certification available with Level 3 elements.

Course Details

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Course Duration:5 Days
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