Fluorinated gas (F gas): guidance for users, producers and traders

Requirements if you work with F gas.

Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases) include:

  • hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

This guidance affects anyone who:

  • uses or services equipment that contains F gases, like refrigeration and air conditioning systems, solvents or aerosols
  • produces, imports, exports or sells F gas or equipment containing F gas


Lists of F gas and how to calculate the carbon dioxide equivalent of an F gas

Producing, importing or exporting F gas and equipment

Using or servicing F gas equipment

Labelling F gas equipment

Banned F gases

Selling F gas

Published 21 August 2019
Last updated 24 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Moving F gas between Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.

  2. Added guidance on F gas exports rejected at an EU border control post.

  3. First published.