REFCOM is F-Gas certification body

REFCOM is to be the UK’s mandatory F-gas company certification body for the stationary refrigeration and air-conditioning sector (SRAC) to allow businesses to comply with European Commission F-Gas Regulation 842/2006.

REFCOM is the register of companies competent to handle refrigerants in the UK and will be the only Government-approved body through which SRAC businesses can legally demonstrate competent, safe handling of fluorinated gases. The UK legislation ‘The fluorinated greenhouse gases (FGG) Regulations 2009’ comes into effect on 9 March 2009, but businesses have until 4 July 2009 to achieve at least interim certification, and full certification by July 2011.

Bruce Kirton, REFCOM’s chief executive, said, ‘REFCOM’s appointment as the mandatory F-Gas certification body recognises the good work that the scheme, and in particular HVCA and ACRIB, have been doing since 1994. But whereas membership of the REFCOM scheme was previously voluntary, now it is a legal requirement, and July 4 will soon be here. It is not just the law that will demand it — customers and equipment and gas suppliers will expect it too.’

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