F-Gas Regulations, level 2 award

City and Guilds 2079 - 11, 12, 13 & 14 Refrigerant Handling, Category I, II, III & IV

 

The Hall Training Centre is approved by City and Guilds to assess candidates for the C&G 2079 (Level 2 Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations). The qualification meets the competence and training requirements of UK and EU regulations and is aimed at any individual who does, or will, work with stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment.

All engineers who handle HFC refrigerants must now have this qualification or nationally recognised equivalent.

All engineers who currently hold Safe Handling 2078 must now update to the new EU F-Gas 2079 in Safe Handling.

The qualification requires successful completion of an online assessment to check for under-pinning knowledge and a practical skills test.

Unlike many assessment centres, there will be no additional costs for candidates who need to re-sit the knowledge or practical assessment.


Knowledge assessment for categories I & II

The multiple choice knowledge assessment is completed online using the City & Guilds GOLA (Global On Line Assessment) facility at our premises in Gravesend.

The assessment topics include:

  • Standard units of measurement
  • Basic theory of refrigeration, use of pH diagrams, function of components, condition of refrigerant within a refrigeration system and operating conditions
  • System monitoring and indications of leakage
  • The effects of HFCs and HFC systems on the environment and energy efficiency
  • Equipment record requirements
  • Potential leakage points
  • Handling of contaminated refrigerant and oil
  • Function of system components and their associated leak risk
  • Knowledge of HCFC refrigerants and their effect on the environment

Knowledge assessment for category III

The assessment topics include:

  • The effects of HFCs and HFC systems on the environment
  • Equipment record requirements
  • Handling of contaminated refrigerant and oil
  • Knowledge of HCFC refrigerants and their effect on the environment

Knowledge assessment for categories IV

The assessment topics include:

  • SI units of measurement
  • The effects of HFCs and HFC systems on the environment and energy efficiency
  • System monitoring and indications of leakage
  • Potential leakage points
  • Equipment record requirements
  • Function of system components and their associated leak risk
  • Knowledge of HCFC refrigerants and their effect on the environment

Candidates will be given guidance on online assessment procedure prior to the assessment.

Practical assessment for categories I & II

  • Braze a joint in a test-piece, install into the system
  • Carry out strength test and leak test on the system checking for leaks
  • Evacuate the system
  • Charge a zeotropic blend into the system. Visually inspect the system for leaks
  • Determine whether the charge is correct and leak test using an electronic leak detector
  • Connect and disconnect gauges on a running system with minimal refrigerant loss
  • Recover refrigerant
  • Drain oil from a compressor
  • Complete all necessary records

Practical assessment for categories III

  • Connect and disconnect gauges on a running system with minimal refrigerant loss
  • Recover refrigerant
  • Drain oil from a compressor
  • Complete all necessary records

Practical assessment for categories IV

  • Visually inspect the system for leaks, determine whether the charge is correct and leak test using an electronic leak detector
  • Connect and disconnect gauges on a running system with minimal refrigerant loss
  • Carry out indirect leak checking
  • Complete all necessary records

Training

It is anticipated that most engineers will require some training to reach the required standard for the knowledge and practical assessments. Our courses are designed with this in mind, obviously the more experienced, the less training will be required. Hall Training has developed aFlow Chart from which entry levels can be followed and course selection made.

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