Guide for best practices in the detection of refrigerant leaks.

Guide de bonnes pratiques pour la détection des fuites de fluides frigorigènes.

Author(s) : CAZAURAN X.

Type of monograph: Book, Guide/Handbook


This document, published in the "Environnement, sécurité, réglementation" (Environment, safety and regulations) series, was written at the initiative of the MFCE Commission (refrigeration equipment, air conditioners and heat exchangers) at Cetim and Cetiat, in close cooperation with Uniclima trade organization. The European F-Gas regulation and the French 2007-737 decree of May 7, 2007 relative to certain refrigerants used in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment have indeed altered the situation and the responsibilities involved. Hence, there is more pressure on all stakeholders in refrigeration and air-conditioning fields in order to contain, prevent and mitigate these emissions. Ultimately, the book constitutes a practical information tool on the essential points that should be taken into consideration when leading detection operations. This goes from the plain explanation of what a leak is and why is happens to the regulatory environment, and good detection practices. It is completed by practical files concerning various detectors and existing detection products.


  • Original title: Guide de bonnes pratiques pour la détection des fuites de fluides frigorigènes.
  • Record ID : 2008-2813
  • Languages: French
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment
  • Publication: Cetim (centre technique des industries mécaniques) - France/France
  • Publication date: 2008
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  • ISBN: 2854008319
  • Source: Source: 2F30; 22 p. (+ 22 p. fiches) (21 x 29.7); fig.; phot.; tabl.; ref.; EUR 50.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.