F-Gas & Hydrocarbons

Whilst F-gases are relatively o-zone friendly, they have high global warming potential if they are released into the atmosphere, where they can stay for decades. Due to this, regulations have been imposed in the handling and disposal of certain types of Fluorinated Gases. 

Hydrocarbons (HC’s) are the most common type of F-Gas used in refrigeration technologies, therefore this course is specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to safely handle and dispose of flammable refrigerants during installation, servicing, repairing and commissioning processes. 

What will you learn?

  • Understand the different classes of flammability as recognised by legislation, safety standards such as BS EN 378, ISO5149, BS EN 60335 and manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Understand specific health and safety
  • Understand the legislative and organisational procedures for installation, servicing, maintaining and decommissioning of these refrigerants in RACHP systems
  • Understand the differences between different refrigerant classes in a variety of RACHP systems
  • Understand the procedures for planning and preparing for work on RACHP systems
  • Be able to plan and prepare for work on RACHP systems
  • Understand the specific requirements for installing and testing RACHP systems
  • Understand service and maintenance procedures
  • Be able to service and maintain RACHP systems
  • Understand the decommissioning procedures for RACHP systems

What qualification will you receive?

  • LCL Awards Level 3 Award in Understanding the properties and use of flammable refrigerants in accordance with ACRIB specification (A2L, A2 and A3)  

Entry Requirements: Candidates must hold a valid Level 3 F-Gas Category 1 or 2 Certification – issued within the last 5 years.

Approximate length of course – 1 ½ days