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CIBSE TM44 is used as the guidance for air conditioning inspections in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar. The guidance is primarily intended to support inspections which are carried out for compliance with the EPBD, but will also be useful to anyone who wishes to assess the energy efficiency of an air conditioning system.
TM44 refers to the Technical Memorandum published by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and which is in fact the guidance document for air conditioning inspections in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
The inspection will also include a review of relevant documentation such as service and maintenance records, F Gas and asset registers, and will also provide advice on compliance with other relevant statutory legislation such as The Fluorinated Gases and Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations (phasing out of HCFCs such as R22, and the introduction of F Gas qualifications and certification).
The inspection will comment on the maintenance regime and whether or not you need to comply also with the F-gas Regulations and Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations (e.g. R22). Owners and/or operators of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment with a rated cooling output greater than 12kW are required to have an air conditioning energy assessment carried out every five years. Latest updates to TM44 legislation can be found at the BRE website.
We can provide you with a custom made F-Gas Register complete with all the required information from your air conditioning systems and asset label your equipment to the required standard. Your register will be ready when compulsory leak tests are carried out and for inspection by any law enforcement representative, keeping you legally compliant and avoiding prosecution.
With effect from 4th July 2008 the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation No 842/0006 affects all users of air conditioning equipment. A log of all air conditioning systems must be kept on site with all system details such as make, model, serial numbers (including all served indoor units), type and quantity of gas. The systems must then be leak tested by certified personnel (frequency depending on quantity of gas in the system) and findings recorded in the register.
By having your Air-Conditioning system inspected by one of our accredited air conditioning energy assessors, we will be able advise you on how to improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, operating costs and the carbon emissions of your air conditioning systems. Once the assessment is complete, our energy assessor will be able to make recommendations for improvement to the existing systems or opportunities to replace older, less energy efficient systems or oversized systems with new energy efficient systems.
Failure to keep, commission or provide an air conditioning inspection report which has been lodged by an independent assessor on to the Central Register could result in fines from £300 per offence, per a building/unit. These fines could be repeated at the discretion of Trading Standards enforcement officer on a daily, monthly, quarterly or annual basis. A further penalty can be issued for failure to provide a copy of the air conditioning inspection report when requested to an officer of an enforcement authority within seven days. This is fixed at £200 (per a building / a unit).
Inspections include an evaluation of the cooling requirements of the building, the capacity of the air conditioning system, its suitability and operational efficiency. Other elements include a review of available documentation, evaluation of maintenance standards, with reference to good practice Inspection of main system components, evaluation of controls and system set-up, recommendations for improvements, and overview of key findings and independent advice.
You could save significantly more than it costs to carry out the air conditioning assessment, with very little expense. Our thorough TM44 inspection gives you a more in depth assessment of your air-conditioning system. In conclusion, a TM44 inspection ensures you comply with UK Law, can save you money in the long run, and reduce your environmental impact.
All our inspectors are CRB checked and hold recognised accreditation specific to their field of expertise offering a wealth of pertinent experience from their backgrounds in Construction and Engineering. We will take the time to find out all the requirements of each client before providing a bespoke programme and scope of work.
We can provide access to our real time project management portal allowing clients to monitor the progress of their specific project.
By having your Air-Conditioning system inspected by Green Zone Surveys, an accredited air conditioning energy assessor, it is likely that you will be able to improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, operating costs and the carbon emissions of the system. As well as avoid any potential fines.
Our multi-skilled team of Energy Assessors, Building Services Engineers and Surveyors are fully trained and accredited.