Which F Gas Categories do you need?
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. We deliver all of these categories as standalone modules, or as part of a package.
F Gas certification must be renewed every five years.
Category 4 (Level 2): Checking for leaks and identifying leakage risk in refrigerant systems, including air conditioning units and heat pumps.
Category 3 (Level 2): Refrigerant recovery from systems that contain less than 3kg of F-Gas.
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 1 (Level 3): Installation, maintenance, service, recovery, decommissioning and leakage checking of refrigerant systems of any size, plus Categories 2 – 4.
Course length depends on how many categories are completed. Category 1, which covers all four areas takes five days in total.
All of our F Gas Category courses cover:
- 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