Regulatory Zone

Our Regulatory Zone documents have been taken from a range of sources, including Refcom and European Environment Agency. To download a publication please click the link below.

Downloadable Documents

  • Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases 2015

    The European Environment Agency has published its new summary report of data by companies on the production, import and export of F-Gases in the EU. The report shows that the EU is on track with the phasedown goals as in 2015 companies respected the prescribed limits of the quota system. 

  • F-Gas Regulation; Product Regulation & Legislation information

    The amendments to the F-Gas regulations came into force on 1 January 2015 with the aim of encouraging users to use lower GWP refrigerants.

  • F-Gas Regulations Update

    Refrigerants & Industrial Fluids. Download the document to find out more. 

  • Refcom Guide: Delivery of F-Gases a Practical Guide for Distributors

    F-gases are used as refrigerants in several types of products and appliances, such as in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump equipment. 

  • The role of EN378 - Summary of Changes

    This Guidance Note explains the role of the BS EN378 “Refrigerating systems and heat pumps ‐ Safety and environmental requirements” safety standard and highlights the most significant changes introduced since the last version was published in 2008.

  • F-Gas Regulations: Your Guide to Low GWP Alternatives

    F-Gas regulation places restrictions on the use of some HFC refrigerants with high GWP. The aim of the process is to reduce the contribution of refrigerant gases to global warming. Refrigerants with a GWP greater than 2500 will be most affected within a short period (by 2020). This handy guide gives you a snap shot of the regulation and your alternative refrigerant options. 

Useful Videos

Below are a collection of informative videos on the F-Gas regulation from EPEE.

  • The EPEE F-Gas Gapometer Roadmap

  • The EU F-Gas Phasedown

F-Gas Guidance

F-Gas: Guidance for Users, Producers and Trader

Requirements of the 2014 EU fluorinated greenhouse gas (F-Gas) regulation, including the phasing out of HFCs and product bans. Source: Climate Action

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EU Legislation to Control F-Gases

To control emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the European Union has adopted two legislative acts: the ’MAC Directive’ on air conditioning systems used in small motor vehicles, and the ‘F-gas Regulation’ which covers all other key applications in which F-Gases are used. Source: GOV.UK.

EU Phasedown on Track as Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Use Falls

F-Gases are mainly used in cooling and heating equipment. Since they have a high global warming potential, phasing down HFCs is critical to global efforts to fight climate change. Source: Climate Action.