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F Gas Category 1: Three Day

Committed to education, not just passing exams!
LENGTH: 3 days

Course Requirements

  • NVQ
  • VRQ
  • Experience

Note this F Gas qualification does NOT have an expiry date!

About the course:

This course is for experienced refrigeration engineers who are familiar and comfortable with Pressure Enthalpy diagrams (Ph charts) and know the basic principles of the vapour compression system.

You should also have worked on systems with thermostatic expansion valves and know how to measure and calculate subcooling and superheating.

This is the minimum legal F Gas qualification and is required by all engineers working on a variety of system sizes, if they carry out service, maintenance, installation, commissioning, recovery or leak checking.  There is no practical training during this F Gas training course.

What you will gain:

Revision of Basic Principles and updating to F Gas regulations and requirements so candidates can:

  •     Fabricate & fit mechanical and brazed joints
  •     Pressure test and evacuate to BSEN378
  •     Charge a blended refrigerant
  •     Analyse system performance to ensure efficiency (using pressure, temperature, refrigerant state and rule of thumb)
  •     Leak test to EC1516/2007
  •     Maintain ‘F Gas’ log books and records
  •     Handle refrigerant safely & dispose of legally
  •     Ensure systems are tight, efficient in their use of energy and meet the F Gas legal requirements.


How you will be assessed:

You will undergo both comprehensive practical and forty question on-line assessment

The fee includes:

Course materials, City & Guilds certificate, lunch and refreshments

F Gas Category 1: Three Day FAQ'S

  • Does the F Gas qualification expire?

    No, as we offer the City and Guilds 2079 there is no expiry date on the qualification so it does not have to be renewed.

  • Is there any recommended reading before coming on the course?

    We would suggest that you do not read or revise any of the subjects covered to avoid any confusion when you attend the course. Our courses are specially designed to take the candidate from any level through to passing the exam (provided they are on the correct course).

  • I do not have a formal qualification but I have been in the industry for 15 years what course would you recommend?

    We would recommend attending the 5 day course as you will need to cover the theory behind the systems.

  • Do I only have to get one engineer qualified with the company?

    No all of the engineers who are working with refrigerants will need to have the qualification i.e. certified engineers working for certified companies.

  • Is there any practical training on the 3 day course?

    No because the course is really revision designed for experienced, qualified refrigeration or chiller engineers used to working with DX systems.

  • What are the hours for the fgas course?

    The fgas course starts at 9.30 and runs through to about 5.00, with an hour for lunch.

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