FGas Regulations for Refrigerant Gases

For many years the focus on controlling the release of environmentally harmful gases has been growing and recently the guidelines concerning the handling and usage of HFC, CFC and SF6 gases are increasing pressure on companies and engineers to ensure their practice is well regulated and pollution is minimised.

As well as demanding regular leak testing and records to be kept on FGas systems the legislation contains specific guidelines on the use and accuracy of electonic leak detectors (Europe - EN 14624, USA - SAE J1627). They also call for leak detection devices to be calibrated regularly and maintain a numerically specified level of accuracy.