Air conditioning inspections
BSRIA provides accredited air conditioning inspections, a legal requirement under the Energy Performance Regulations since 2011, for all buildings with air conditioning system over 12kW total capacity.
The principal guidance for the inspection is contained in CIBSE TM44; primarily intended to support inspections carried out under UK regulations but useful for anyone wishing to assess the energy efficiency of an air conditioning system.
From 6th April 2012 all reports must be produced in specific formats using formats using software that can lodge the report on the register of energy certificates and air conditioning inspection reports.
Why choose BSRIA?
- Engineers fully accredited with CIBSE and Sterling Accreditation
- Comprehensive inspection reports demonstrating compliance and containing concrete recommendations to save energy and money
- Independent service with no vested interest in additional works
Example problem discovered by inspections: simultaneous heating and cooling from fan coil unit and AHU, wasting energy and affecting comfortThe inspection covers:
- Verification of technical documentation:
- Asset register and total cooling capacities
- F-gas certificates
- Maintenance records of the equipment.
- Inspection of the complete system
- The general condition of the plant
- Air filters
- Duct leakage
- Refrigerant leaks
- Functional performance
- The control strategy and controls integration of different equipment
- Temperature set points
- Risk of simultaneous heating and cooling
- Unrealised possibilities for free cooling
- Time schedules for each system in relation to occupancy
- System efficiency, sizing and loads