Inspection of air conditioning systems 2012 TM44
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 provides guidance on conducting an air conditioning inspection to satisfy the requirements of the directive as expressed in the various regulations in the UK. The focus is on systems that use refrigerants for cooling
TM44 inspections by MJD are intended to identify ways in which energy consumption of existing air conditioning systems and associated costs may be reduced
TM44 good practice inspection and maintenance of air conditioning equipment. Recommendations are made for air conditioning equipment to be regularly inspected and maintained to good practice standards. This is considered necessary for a number of important reasons, including:
- Maintaining healthy and comfortable conditions for the building occupants
- Minimising loss of refrigerant gases that may damage the atmosphere or contribute to global warming. Be aware that periodic leak checking and leak prevention obligations are now required by Law under the F-Gas Regulation
- Ensuring the continued safe and efficient operation of the equipment and extend its life.
A number of industry and professional bodies have developed guidance on good practice for the inspection and maintenance of most air conditioning equipment. Among these bodies are
- The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR)
- The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB)
- Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES)
- Sector Skills Council ( Summit Skills)
Health & Safety Issues
Inspectors have a duty to comply with relevant health & safety legislation including making a risk assessment of the work. This includes a duty to draw the building owner or managers attention to inadequate maintenance or neglect., where these might have implications for the health and safety of building occupants or the public.
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