Marshall Thermo King advises on new F-Gas regulations

Published:  21 October, 2016

Transport refrigeration company Marshall Thermo King is helping operators understand the impact of the latest F-Gas Regulations on their fleets.

The company has produced a document in question and answer format which is available from any branch of its parent company Marshall Fleet Solutions or by contacting the MFS helpline on 0800 731 1685.

From January 1 2017, all transport refrigeration systems on vehicles over than 3.5 tonnes need an annual check by a qualified technician and operators need to hold proof of all F-Gas checks for five years on each unit.

The 2014 EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas (F-Gas) Regulation stipulates that companies must meet the required record-keeping and maintenance programs for all equipment containing F-Gas.

‘The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations were introduced to reduce harmful gas emissions and these were updated last year with the revisions affecting transport refrigeration units containing HFCs,’ said George Ralph, managing director of Marshall Fleet Solutions.

‘From January 2017, all vehicles in excess of 3.5t, containing more than 5.0t of CO2 equivalent, are now required to have leak inspections and record logs.

‘The whole approach is to spend valuable time now to avoid refrigeration gas leaks in the future. The more leaks we stop now, the more the environment will benefit.’

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