HSE investigations bring focus to risk assessments and method statements

Monday, January 23, 2017

A number of incidents and Health & Safety Executive investigations have recently brought into sharp focus the potential for serious injury and fatal accidents within the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector. Sometimes our field technicians can become a bit blasé about the...

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Christmas opening times

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Refcom helpdesk will close for Christmas at 1pm on Friday 23rd December, and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January.  If you have any questions over this period, you should find the answers you need in the F gas and Elite FAQs sections of our website.  From the whole Refcom team, we wish you a...

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PRESSURE TESTING IN CHANGING AMBIENT CONDITIONS - TECHNICAL BULLETIN

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Refcom is pleased to publish our latest technical bulletin, focusing on pressure testing in changing ambient conditions.  The objective of this technical bulletin is to inform members of the safe method of pressure leak testing of RACHP pipework using oxygen free nitrogen (OFN) at high pressure,...

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Guidance on purchasing fluorinated gases

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It has been brought to our attention that there have been a number of companies presenting fraudulent and/or invalid certificates when purchasing fluorinated gases. Under Article 6.3 of EU regulation no 517/2014, it is the duty of companies supplying fluorinated gases to record the company...

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BESA ready to plug certification gap

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Building engineering services employers have been reassured that new routes to professional certification will be made available by the passing of revised F Gas handling legislation next year. There was widespread alarm at the announcement that the CITB is to close its Utilities Engineering...

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