F-gas

Develop launches new F-Gas training

Develop Training has re-launched one of its most popular courses, F-Gas (Category 1), to provide delegates with training to identify the hazards and safe working practices for working with fluorinated gases. Re-launched on 20th November, the return of the course to Develop is well-timed with the growth of the F-Gas industry, bridging the skills gap […]

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What are the best alternatives to harmful F-gases?

The risks fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) pose to our environment are certainly not news to those operating in fields where these are – or were – widely used. Their global warming potential (GWP) is far higher than that of CO2, making them a huge contributor to climate change. The 2020 F-gas ban has helped reduce […]

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Calls for calm in face of “F-gas furore”

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to keep “a sense of perspective” in the face of a growing row over the European Commission’s decision to speed up the phase down of global warming gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Technical Director Graeme Fox explains why: Despite concerted pressure from […]

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Heat pump installer gets suspended prison sentence for fraud 

REFCOM has praised Cornwall Council for bringing a dishonest heating and air conditioning trader to justice.  Adrian Miles, trading as Duchy Eco Heating, pleaded guilty to fraudulent trading after being prosecuted at Truro Crown Court for mis-selling heat pumps and taking payment for work he did not carry out. He was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment, […]

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Honeywell launches new apps to help with F-Gas compliance

Honeywell has announced the launch of several new online and offline tools to help refrigeration and air conditioning professionals transition away from high global warming potential refrigerants. iPhone, iPad and Android apps, along with simulation software, will help contractors and engineers make more informed retrofit decisions when it comes to F-Gas. Industry data show that […]

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