The revised European F-Gas Regulation 517/2014 includes new record keeping requirements for operators of equipment containing F-gases in quantities of ≥ 5 tonnes of CO2-equivalent and to hermetically sealed equipment containing F-gases in quantities of ≥ 10 tonnes of CO2-equivalent. Foams and the majority of electrical switchgear equipment are excluded.
Immediately after the publication of the original F-gas regulation (EC) No 842/2006, EFCTC and EPEE developed an electronic tool for operators of equipment to facilitate their mandatory record keeping of the quantity and type of F-gases that were installed, added or recovered during servicing, maintenance and final disposal. The tool, known simply as The logbook, has been downloaded by hundreds of companies to voluntarily monitor their refrigerant usage.
The previous Excel file has now been redesigned and supplemented with user-friendly menus containing the list of equipment mentioned in the new regulation, data for more than 60 refrigerants and blends and GWP calculator for new blends.
For each piece of equipment the records should specify the following information:
• the quantity and type of F-gases installed;
• the quantities of F-gases added during installation, maintenance or servicing or due to leakage;
• whether the quantities of installed F-gases have been recycled or reclaimed, including the name and address of the recycling or reclamation facility and, where applicable, the certificate number;
• the quantity of F-gases recovered;
• the identity of the undertaking which installed, serviced, maintained and where applicable repaired or decommissioned the equipment, including, where applicable, the number of its certificate;
• the dates and results of the checks carried out under Article 4(1) to (3);
• if the equipment was decommissioned, the measures taken to recover and dispose of the F-gases.
The logbook is provided free of charge, but applicants must register prior to download.
Visit the EFCTC website for more information and download.