Regulatory Zone

A-Gas is committed to being at the forefront of our constantly evolving regulatory environment.

Regulatory Zone Downloads

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

  • F-Gas Regulation Inception Impact Assessment 2020

    A-Gas fully supports the aim and ambition of the F-Gas Directive (EU 517/2014) and welcomes the ability to comment on its inception impact assessment. 

    Our ideas and suggestions are offered in the spirit of improving and enhancing the proper working of the F-Gas Directive, as well as working in harmony with the European Green Deal. 

  • 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. As a user of fluorinated gases, there are changes
    coming on the 1st January 2020 that you need to be aware of. Download this guide for more information. 

  • 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. 

  • A-Gas: 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 Global Warming Potential (GWP) greater than 2500 will be most affected within a short period (by 2020). This guide gives you a snapshot of the regulation and your alternative refrigerant options. 

  • 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 refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump equipment. 

  • 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.

  • IOR: 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.

  • A-Gas: F-Gas Regulations Update

    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.

Illegal Imports - Stop Smuggling, Start Tracing (EFCTC)

Every year, large amounts of refrigerant gas are illegally smuggled into countries across Europe. Europe cannot achieve its climate goals if we don’t all do our part to stop this. Find out more here.

A‑Gas is committed to being at the forefront of our constantly evolving regulatory environment, supporting you every step of the way.