Regulatory Zone

AFK is committed to being at the forefront of our constantly evolving regulatory environment.

Switching to a Low GWP Alternative?

The F‑Gas regulation places restrictions on the use of some HFC refrigerants with high GWP. Our alternative refrigerant guide gives you a snapshot of the alternative refrigerants and the applications they are suited to. Our Retrofit guide has been designed to aid your transition to a different refrigerant. 

  • Your Guide to Alternative Refrigerants
    Your Guide to Alternative Refrigerants
  • Your Retrofit Guide
    Your Retrofit Guide

Useful Downloads

Our Regulatory Zone documents have been taken from a range of sources. To download a publication, please click the links below.

  • Changes to the Use of R404A- Guidance Sheet

    The amendments to the F-Gas Regulations came into force on 1st January 2015 with the aim of encouraging users to use lower GWP refrigerants. Download this guide for more information on the use of R404A. 

  • A2L Best Practice Guidance

    A2L Refrigerants require a different way of working. This document highlights Best Practice recommendations. We encourage you to seek further advice before handling A2L refrigerants. 

  • Illegal Imports - Useful Guide

    Every year, large amounts of refrigerant gas are illegally smuggled into countries across Europe. Read more in our useful flyer. 

  • EEA: 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. 

  • Refrigerant Gas Recycling

    This document outlines the importance of effective recycling of as much recovered gas as possible in order to alleviate the pressures being experienced in the field with shortages of virgin and reclaimed gas.

Illegal Imports - Stop Smuggling, Start Tracing (EFCTC)

Every year, large amounts of refrigerant gas are illegally smuggled into countries across Europe. Find out more here.