The decree that ensures Italy is compliant to the European Regulation 842 /2006 on fluorinated greenhouse gases - F-Gas - has been approved
The decree determines the modalities of implementation of the European regulation, in reducing the use of such gas, which has become standard in all systems used within refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps.
From now on, in order to work on air conditioners, refrigeration systems, heat pumps, technicians will need a certification, the one that Italy has been waiting for years.
The EU Regulation requires that Italy set up a national system of certification of personnel and companies engaged in checking refrigerant leaks, recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases, as well as the normal installation, maintenance and repair of equipment containing HFC refrigerants (R134a, R404, R407C, R507, R410a, etc. ..) such as refrigerators, air conditioners, heat pumps.
The decree ensures that an electronic registry is kept at the Ministry of the Environment, whose management is entrusted to the Chambers of Commerce and to which technicians have to enrol within 60 days of its establishment; those include technicians who carry out leak testing, recovery gas, installation, maintenance or repair of fixed refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps systems.
Information on when the registry becomes available, will be provided on the website of the Ministry of Environment, the registration will be carried out electronically.
The actual certificates of registration will be released electronically by the Chambers of Commerce to personnel and companies.
For all the updated information www.centrogalileo.it or add on Facebook or Twitter “Centro Studi Galileo”.