F-Gas Qualification Categories

The F-Gas qualification is increasing in popularity due to the number of domestic customers along with commercial businesses looking to alternative technologies to take care of their heating and cooling.

In order to be able to install Refrigeration, Heat Pumps and other technologies that require the need to deal with Fluorinated gasses, you will require the F-Gas Qualification.

This course is available in four different categories, therefore the course you should choose should depend upon the type of work that you wish to be able to carry out.

F-Gas Category 4

Required to check equipment for leaks if you don’t break into the refrigerant circuit. The course modules also cover – Hazards and Safe Learning Practices, Identification of components to air conditioning units and heat pumps, functions and leakage risks, the cause and effects of global warming, climate change and ozone depletion.

F-Gas Category 3

This course allows you to recover refrigerant from systems that contain less than 3kg of F-Gas – This course also covers – Hazards and Safe Learning Practices, The Storage and Transportation of recovered refrigerants, the cause and effects of global warming, climate change and ozone depletion and the Recovery of refrigerant and oil in preparation for disposal.

F-Gas Category 2

Required to install, maintain, service and recover refrigerant from systems containing less than 5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e). The course also covers – 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 and the Fabrication and Fitting of mechanical brazed joints.

F-Gas Category 1

The king of all courses – the Category 1 module covers all 4 categories in F-Gas.

Approximate length of course – up to 5 days