Section 4.4.8.
Installations with fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances


Article 4.4.8.1.

The following activities on stationary fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances may only be carried out by a recognised fire protection equipment technician as stated in Article 6, 2°, f) of the VLAREL:

installation, maintenance, repair and decommissioning;

checks for leaks on fire protection equipment as stated in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 and Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer;

recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances.

 

For the installation, maintenance, repair or decommissioning of stationary fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances, the company where the fire protection equipment technician works is recognised as a fire protection equipment company as stated in Article 6, 7°, c) of the VLAREL.

 

Where fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouses gases is concerned, paragraph 1 does not apply to a person in possession of a registration certificate for training to obtain a certificate as stated in Article 17/2, 2° of the VLAREL, provided that he/she carries out the work under the supervision of a recognised fire protection equipment technician. This exemption from the requirement of recognition is granted for a maximum of ten years, from the date of registration for training, and lapses if the person receives recognition as a fire protection equipment technician as stated in Article 6, 2°, f) of the VLAREL. The person concerned must produce proof of registration at the request of the competent supervisory body.

 

Paragraph 1 also does not apply to manufacturing and repair activities at premises of the manufacturer for containers or associated components of stationary fire protection equipment with fluorinated greenhouse gases.

 

 


Article 4.4.8.2.

The following activities on electrical switchgear with fluorinated greenhouse gases may only be carried out by a recognised electrical switchgear technician as stated in Article 6, 2°, g) of the VLAREL:

installation, maintenance, repair and decommissioning;

recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases.

 

Paragraph 1 does not apply to a person in possession of a registration certificate for training to obtain the certificate as stated in Article 17/3, 2° of the VLAREL, provided that he/she carries out the work under the supervision of a recognised electrical switchgear technician who assumes complete responsibility for the correct performance of the work. This exemption from the requirement of recognition is granted for a maximum of one year, from the date of registration for training, and lapses if the person receives recognition as an electrical switchgear technician as stated in Article 6, 2°, g) of the VLAREL. The person concerned must produce proof of registration at the request of the competent supervisory body.

 

Paragraph 1 also does not apply to manufacturing and repair activities at premises of the manufacturer for electrical switchgear with fluorinated greenhouse gases.

 

Until 1 July 2017, paragraph 1 does not apply to the installation, maintenance, repair and decommissioning of electrical switchgear with fluorinated greenhouse gases and to the recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases from electrical switchgear other than high-voltage switchgear.


Article 4.4.8.3.

The recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances from stationary apparatus containing solvents based on fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances may only be carried out by a recognition technician for apparatus containing solvents as stated in Article 6, 2°, h) of the VLAREL.

 

Where stationary apparatus containing solvents based on fluorinated greenhouse gases is concerned, paragraph 1 does not apply to a person in possession of a registration certificate for training to obtain a certificate as stated in Article 17/4, 2° of the VLAREL, provided that he/she carries out the recovery under the supervision of a recognised technician for apparatus containing solvents. This exemption from the requirement of recognition is granted for a maximum of one year, from the date of registration for training, and lapses if the person receives recognition as a technician for apparatus containing solvents as stated in Article 6, 2°, h) of the VLAREL. The person concerned must produce proof of registration at the request of the competent supervisory body.


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