TM44 Inspections & F-Gas Regulations

TM44 Inspections & Reports

Ensuring Compliance

As an Elite Climate Control customer, you can benefit from our knowledge, advice and certified assessors to ensure your premises complies with all of the necessary requirements before the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulation’s deadline dates. The timescale deadlines for completion and attainment of your inspections and TM44 report will vary depending on the rated output of your air conditioning system. You should be in line with the relevant deadline dates, if you’re not or unsure simply call us on 01384 341 554 today for advice or to organise your inspections.

Don’t Risk a Fine

TM44 inspection reports are only valid for 5 years from the date of the report completion. After which a new TM44 inspection report should be completed, failing to meet these air conditioning inspection regulations could result in a fine. Needless to say it’s imperative you keep a close eye on when your next inspection is due.

Organise Your Inspection

If you require further advice on your air conditioning inspections and TM44 reporting, please do give us a call on 01384 341 554 or email us at

F-Gas Legislation & Regulations

About F-Gases

F-Gases are a family of chemicals that contain fluorine, known as fluorinated greenhouse gases. Most F-Gases are very powerful and contribute toward global warming if emitted into the atmosphere. Many commercial, industrial and public sector organisations have to meet obligations under the EC F-Gas Regulation, especially those that use, maintain or install refrigeration/air conditioning equipment. This is where we come in!

F-Gas & Our Servicing

We will undertake a service on your behalf, ensuring all of the regular system checks are carried out fully, in a professional and completely F-Gas compliant manner. This includes making sure that the gas in your system is recovered into a container to be weighed. If the weight does not match the weight stated on the equipment label, an investigation will be carried out to determine the source of any leak. It’s also worth noting that these obligations depend on the amount of refrigeration in each separate system. Two plants are only considered to be separate if there’s no interconnection between their refrigerant circuits, meaning refrigerant cannot flow directly from one system to the other.

F-Gas Regulations

The key EC Regulation obligations that were put into force in July 2007 aimed to reduce HFCs, PFCs and SF6 emissions. Statuary Instrument No.41 prescribes offences and penalties applicable to infringements of the EC F-Gas Regulation and lays out the qualification and certification requirements.

The EC F-Gas Regulation usually places responsibility with the owner/operator, even if there’s a comprehensive maintenance contract in place. The EC F-GAS Regulation defines the operator as the natural or legal person exercising actual power over the technical functioning of the equipment or system.

Operator’s F-Gas Obligations

With all stationary systems, F-Gases are to be recovered during plant servicing and maintenance as well as at the end of plant life. All new equipment should be labelled and steps should be taken to prevent F-Gas leakages. Detected leakages should be repaired as soon as possible. Hermetically sealed stationary systems above 3kg or 6kg should be checked regular for leaks. Stationary systems above 300kg should be fitted with an automatic leak detection system. The frequency of leak testing will vary depending on the size of your system; it could be quarterly, 6 monthly or once annually.

Our F-Gas Obligations

With all stationary systems, we will use adequately trained staff to carry out installation, servicing and maintenance as well as leak checking. For stationary systems above 3kg, we will keep certain records about refrigeration plants that use F-Gases. We will also ensure all obligations are carried out fully when taking out a service and maintenance contract with us as detailed in your service agreement.