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FETA Guidance on Risk Assessments for compliance with DSEAR

Following the publication of our introduction to A2L refrigerants, a number of FETA groups have been working on guidance for the industry with regard to Risk Assessments required for compliance with DSEAR – the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation. With the growing use of a number of refrigerants which exhibit flammability to various degrees, this is a topic area which may be new to many working in the industry. It should be noted that DSEAR now applies to ALL RACHP installations; not just those using flammable refrigerants.

We intend to follow this general guidance with more specific, application based advice in due course.

The guide can be downloaded here

FETA Application based DSEAR Risk Assessment Guides

No.1: Installation of an R32 Split Air Conditioning System.  Issued February 2020.  Download here



An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications

With the need to meet the requirements of the F gas regulation, the RACHP industry will need to embrace the use of lower flammability A2L refrigerants.  FETA has compiled a guidance note to give an overview of these products, their properties and their safe usage in practice.

The guide can be downloaded here

NEW! A2L Refrigerants: Concept and Application Guide for Refrigeration Systems in the Scope of EN 378

This Guide covers the application of A2L refrigerants in refrigeration systems which are within the scope of EN 378. It does not cover air conditioning and heat pump systems and it does not cover small (integral) systems which are within the scope of a product standard.  It is not a complete design guide.  The Guide takes a risk assessment based approach – the hazards of A2L refrigerants are identified and the methods of mitigating these hazards are covered, in this case by following the appropriate standard (EN 378).  A Quick Start Guide has also been written to cover the basics of the topic.

Quick start guide can be downloaded here

The full Guide can be downloaded here

To complement the guide, three examples have been developed:

Small Cold Room download here

Large Cold Room download here

Retail Cabinets download here

Guidance on Storage of A2L refrigerants

A subgroup of the FETA A2L refrigerants group has prepared guidance for the handling of these and other refrigerants.  This document has been developed by Cool Concerns with the help of FETA and IOR.

The guide can be downloaded here

Transport of A2L refrigerants

The FETA A2L refrigerants group has prepared some guidance on the transport of A2L and other refrigerants.  This document has been developed by Cool Concerns with the help of FETA and IOR.

The guide can be downloaded here


FETA Magazines - published each December

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 25 - 2021/22 - (2Mb)

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 24 - 2020/21 - (1.4Mb)

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 23 - 2019 - (7.4Mb)

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 22 - 2018 - (2.2Mb)

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 21 - 2017 - (2.2Mb)

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 20 - 2016 - (2.2Mb)

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 19 - 2015 - (5.0Mb)

  (Download) FETA Magazine No 18 - 2014 - (7.4Mb)

The Heat Pump Association has its own magazine

(available from the HPA downloads area)

(Download) FETA: Funding Energy-Efficient Technology Model (FEET). It is a 1.7Mb pdf file. All operating information is contained in the pdf brochure. You'll also need to download the 2 Excel files that go with it.

(Download) Green Model - Worked ;

(Download)Green Model - Blank.

To operate put them all together in a single folder and open the pdf document.