Marshall Thermo King is helping operators to understand the impact of the latest F-Gas Regulations on their fleets with the launch of an updated document resulting from the recent EU changes and confirmation of the gas level allowances from January 2017.

“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 HFC. From January next year, all vehicles in excess of 3.5 tonnes, containing more than 5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, are now required to have leak inspections and record logs,” said George Ralph, Managing Director, Marshall Fleet Solutions.

To explain the implications of these changes, Marshall Thermo King has issued a 2016 Update document, in question and answer format, and this is now available from any Marshall Fleet Solutions branch or by contacting the MFS helpline on 0800 731 1685.

“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,” commented George Ralph.

Under the new regulations, all transport refrigeration systems on vehicles in excess of 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.

Marshall has engaged with industry and regulatory bodies to produce an easy-to-follow document to ensure that all customers are fully aware of their legal obligations with regards to the F-Gas regulations.

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

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