UK should tighten F gas rules after Brexit

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The UK’s largest register for safe refrigerant handling has called for F gas emissions rules to be tightened in the wake of Brexit. Responding to an inquiry by the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee, Refcom called for the UK to close a number of “loopholes” that allow some operators to...

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Consultation on civil penalties for infringements of F gas regulations

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Scottish Government have published a consultation regarding the introduction of civil penalties for infringements of F gas regulations. It seeks views on the introduction of a new civil penalties scheme to replace the existing...

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NEW FINES PROPOSED FOR F GAS VIOLATIONS

Monday, October 30, 2017

New fines of up-to £200,000 could be in place for individuals and companies who breach F gas regulations. DEFRA have opened a consultation to gather views on the proposal to introduce the penalties from April 2018.  According to the Cooling Post, four groups of penalty are proposed ranging in...

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REFCOM’S EXPERTISE INSTRUMENTAL IN NEW RACHP CALCULATION APP

Thursday, October 5, 2017

REFCOM expertise has been integral in the creation and development of AREA's new calculation app - the first of its kind in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector. Developed by REFCOM for AREA, the app is intended to make field engineers lives easier and help them get an understanding of...

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REFCOM BACKED MENTORING SCHEME TAKES GOLD

Friday, September 29, 2017

At this year’s RAC Magazine Cooling Awards the Thermentor scheme, supported by REFCOM’s Graeme Fox, won Environmental Collaboration award. The scheme, set up by IoR President Steve Gill, is designed to pair new engineers with more established colleagues across the global refrigeration,...

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