Checking for leaks and recovering fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone-depleting substances

Leak checks and the recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone-depleting substances are carried out by a service technician who checks equipment that contains fluorinated greenhouse gases in quantities of 5 tonnes or more of CO2 equivalent or contains 3 kilograms or more of ozone-depleting substances. Service technicians perform leak checks on equipment for which they hold a relevant certificate for handling fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances. With regard to stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and stationary heat pumps, a service technician can complete the training and take the examination for performing leak checks – AIV or for the recovery of gases from equipment – AIII. In this case, the service technician is not allowed to carry out any other activities.

Examination categories for stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and heat pumps.

CHECKING FOR LEAKS OF FLUORINATED GREENHOUSE GASES OR OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES

Leak checks are performed on:

  • stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and heat pumps;
  • refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers;
  • fire protection equipment;
  • electrical switchgear;
  • organic Rankine cycles.

The person who checks the equipment for leaks must enter their findings in the relevant section of the equipment records.

RECOVERY OF FLUORINATED GREENHOUSE GASES or OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES

These refrigerant gases are recovered from:

  • stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and heat pumps;
  • refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers;
  • fire protection equipment;
  • electrical switchgear;
  • stationary equipment containing solvents;
  • air conditioning systems in motor vehicles and other stationary and mobile equipment.

The person who checks the equipment for leaks must enter their findings in the relevant section of the equipment records.


Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning | Last updated: 17. 11. 2020