F-Gas (Category 1) | City & Guilds 2079-11 (FCAT1)

£895 + VAT
5 Days
Course Overview
This City & Guilds course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to work on 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 practical training session
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.

Key Learning Areas
  • 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

Course Schedule
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Basic Refrigeration Physics
  • Basic 5 Part System
  • Introduction to Mollier Charts
  • Refrigerants, Properties, Types & Hazards
  • Environmental Issues & Protocols
  • Refrigeration System Components
  • Associated Regulations
  • Brazing Theory
  • Brazing Practical
  • Refrigeration Procedures
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Practical Exercise(s)
  • Practical Assessment(s)
  • Practical Assessment(s)
  • Tutorial Period
  • Theory Assessment(s)

Course Training Team


Andy Cresswell

Mechanical Training Manager

Andy has 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.

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Upcoming Course Dates
Monday, 28th October 2019
End date: Friday, 1st November 2019
Monday, 4th November 2019
End date: Friday, 8th November 2019
Monday, 9th December 2019
End date: Friday, 13th December 2019
Monday, 9th December 2019
End date: Friday, 13th December 2019
Monday, 16th December 2019
End date: Friday, 20th December 2019

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