TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections

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The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007 introduced a statutory obligation on any person who controls the operation of an air conditioning system, where the effective rated output is more than 12kW, to ensure that their system is inspected every 5 years by a qualified assessor.

TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections identify ways in which the energy consumption of existing air conditioning systems can be reduced. A quality report will help you save money, save energy and reduce your carbon emissions.

Frequently Asked Questions...

What is a TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection?

TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections identify ways in which the energy consumption of existing air conditioning systems can be reduced. A quality report will help you save money, save energy and reduce your carbon emissions.

Why do I need a TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection?

The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007 introduced a statutory obligation on any person who controls the operation of an air conditioning system, where the effective rated output is more than 12kW, to ensure that their system is inspected every 5 years by a qualified assessor.

What is the 'effective rated output'?

The 'effective rated output' is based on the total output of all the individual cooling units under the control of one building owner or operator.

Who is the 'person in control'?

The 'person in control' refers to the person who controls the technical functioning of the system and not just someone who can alter the temperature.

Which systems are affected by the UK regulations?

'Air conditioning system' refers to any system where refrigeration is used to provide cooling for the comfort of occupants. Since 2012 the scope of the legislation has widened to include certain process applications where it is possible for an inspection to be carried out. In practice this would include server rooms but highly specialized industrial or manufacturing applications would fall outside the remit of the legislation.

When do you need a TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection?

TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections must carried out every five years. For new systems the first inspection must have taken place within five years of the date when the system was first put into service.

Who can undertake a TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection?

A TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection needs to be undertaken by a qualified assessor. All air conditioning energy assessors must be a member of an accreditation scheme. To check that an energy assessor is a member of an accreditation scheme a search facility is available on the central register website at www.ndepcregister.com

What does a TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection involve?

The TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection involves a site visit so that the air conditioning units can be inspected along with associated plant such as air handling units and pumps. The controls for the systems on site are reviewed along with maintenance records and any documentation relating to the systems.

Once this information has been collected a report is compiled outlining potential energy savings. The report also comments on any operating anomalies identified, the size and appropriateness of refrigeration plant in relation to cooling loads and the effectiveness of current maintenance regimes.

The client will receive a certificate confirming that the inspection has taken place and a report containing the observations and recommendations. A copy of these will also be lodged and available for download on the central register: www.ndepcregister.com

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