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F-Gas (Category 2) (FCAT2)

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Course Overview
This City & Guilds course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to work on the installation, service, maintenance and leakage checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment with a charge of less than 3kg (6kg if hermetically sealed).
Who is This Course For?
This is aimed at those working within the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry who need to meet the legal requirements for working with fluorinated gases, and other ozone depleting substances.
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Start 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00
End 16:30 16:30 16:30 16:30 16:30
  • Basic systems, principles and units and how they relate to theory and thermodynamics of vapour compression cycles and refrigerants
  • Causes and effects of global warming and ozone depletion
  • Identification of air conditioning and heat pump components, functions and leakage risk
  • Hazards and safe working practices
  • Construction and examination of pipe work
  • Recovery of refrigerant and oil and prepare for disposal
  • Pressure testing, evacuation and record completion
  • Refrigerant charging, leak checking and record keeping
  • Fabrication and fitting of mechanical and brazed joints
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Photographic ID - This can be in the form of: Passport, Driving Licence, CSCS Card, Work ID Card, Trade Union Card, Proof of Age Card
Course Training Team

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Andy Cresswell

Mechanical Training Manager

Andy is a Mechanical Training Manager with over 36 years experience in the Mechanical Industry. He is a qualified mechanical engineer, and has worked within various Mechanical roles spanning over 23 years. Andy also has 13 years experience as a training consultant / assessor / internal verifier of which he is responsible for delivery, quality and course development across the following areas: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Handling of F-Gas substances as well as electrical / mechanical safe systems of work course areas. Andy also undertakes Legionella Management and Awareness training and has experience across various other disciplines such as Electrical Low Voltage and Electrical Installations and Renewable Technologies (Thermodynamics and Solar PV). Further to this Andy has also delivered training events overseas in Cyprus, Kenya, Belize, Qatar and Afghanistan.

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Richard Heighton

Senior Mechanical Training Consultant

Richard Heighton is a senior training consultant who has over 30 years experience in the commercial and domestic plumbing, heating and renewables industry. He ran his own business in the trade for 9 years. He is a qualified Certificate in Education practitioner and has been teaching and assessing in the life-long learning sector for 10 years.


Customer Questions

Q: What is the difference between F-Gas Category 1, 2, 3 & 4?
A:
  • F-Gas Category 1 covers the installation, service, maintenance, recovery and leakage checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment with a charge more than 3kg or 6kg (if hermetically sealed).
  • F-Gas Category 2 covers equipment with a charge of less than 3kg (6kg if hermetically sealed).
  • F-Gas Category 3 covers refrigerant recovery from stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment.
  • F-Gas Category 4 covers leak checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment.
Q: Does the F-gas qualification expire?
A: Because our courses are City & Guilds 2079 they do not expire and therefore do not require a refresher course
Q: What does F-Gas stand for?
A: F-Gas stands for Fluorinated Gases.
Q: What types of F-Gases are there?
A: There are four types of F-Gases (Fluorinated Gases) including hydrofluorocarbons(HFCs) perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).
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