Climate in refrigeration

From the international agreement on climate change in recent years, a number of regulations have emerged that affect the operation of refrigeration systems. Among other things it is about to replace ozone-depleting substances such as CFCs and HCFCs (in accordance with the Montreal Protocol) and to limit the greenhouse exit-promoting substances such as CFCs and HFCs in the atmosphere (the Kyoto Protocol).

The operators of the facilities to be made for the implementation of Regulation personally liable, regardless of whether they are owners of assets or manager have a responsibility.

Logbook for refrigeration and air conditioning systems

Plant operators of stationary refrigeration and air conditioning systems 3 kg refrigerant charge (CFC, HCFC, HFC, HFC) have the duty to keep a log of each installation and keep this for 5 years.

For refrigeration systems using ozone-depleting refrigerants (such as R22) has been around since the introduction of CFC-Halon Prohibition Ordinance in 1991 the obligation to keep records of the amounts of refrigerants records.

In the chemical ozone regulation in November 2006 is provided in addition to record the inspections and maintenance (including checking for leaks and repair work), as well as the type and amount inserted or recovered refrigerant. The operator must keep the records for at least five years after their creation, and the competent authority upon request.

Since 4 July 2007, operators of refrigeration and air conditioning systems have to lead with PFC and HFC refrigerants duty records, namely:

  • the amount and type of fluorinated greenhouse gas
  • on quantities added and the recovered during servicing, maintenance and final disposal amount
  • the company and the technical personnel who performed the servicing or maintenance
  • the dates and results of the control measures

mobile version


Kälte Log® mobile

allows the entry and access to the facilities and services in real-time. Once the technician has documented his work on site using a mobile device, these data are also available via the web portal. By scanning the attached to the plant-specific QR codes, the service technician on site to retrieve all relevant data of the system and to get a picture on previous service activities.

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