(MAC) Mobile Air Conditioning F Gas compliance

The EU has legislation in place to cover the service of Mobile Air Conditioning in vehicles.  http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/air/fgas/documents/fgassupport-mac5.pdf

RP F-Gas is the perfect solution for any workshop, garage or mobile auto mechanic who wishes to keep compliant with F Gas regulations both current and future.


Not using F Gas software is like testing a 9v battery with your tongue..


Not using F Gas software to ensure compliance with F Gas regulations is a bit like using your tongue to test a 9V battery.

While you are busy fighting fires and managing your engineers, streamlining the process of keeping track of gas usage and generating test certificates may not always be top of your priority list.  So why is it important?

If you simply consider the cost of wasted time then here is food for thought.  With a single engineer carrying out 100 F Gas tests per year with an average of ten units in each test location, that equates to 1000 F-Gas tests per year per visit.

Assuming our intrepid engineer uses pen and paper method and it takes only 10 minutes to hand write a test certificate from the test notes, that is over 160 hours spent with a pen in hand filling in paperwork!

Even if the engineer takes the certificates to site and completes them there, that brings its own issues.  The certificates need to be returned to the office and filed/posted etc and let’s face it, sat on the dashboard pf the van is hardly the best place for important paperwork.

If the average wage of the engineer is £10 per hour that is a hefty £1600 a year spent sat writing…

Surely there is a better way?  Of course there is.

F Gas regulations are a record keeping exercise,  you wouldn’t use a hand screwdriver to screw in a thousand screws, so why use a pen to write a thousand letters?  You have to do it, your clients have to do it, so use the best tool for the job.

From the example above, assuming that using an RP F-Gas software device saves you say 5 minutes on every certificate (accounting for 1 finger typists) thats an average immediate saving of 83 hours or £830+ pounds per year.

That is before you even look at the other benefits of making your testing process digital.

RP F-gas software is a mobile device and PC based solution for the tracking of gas, delivery, completion and generation of F Gas service certificates and is available for iOS, iPhone and iPad devices.

Next time we talk about F Gas transaction tracking and gas traceability.

How to track F Gas bottles with your mobile phone

Knowing how much gas and of what type is in a bottle is invaluable to any #Air conditioning or #Refrigeration business.  RP F-Gas software has it covered with complete traceability of gas usage and escape, not to mention bottle tracking.

F Gas bottle tracking barcode

Above is a 2D #Datamatrix barcode, and I am betting that in less time than it takes to make a coffee you can have your smartphone or camera phone reading the information it contains and in doing so enter a whole new world of bottle management for #F Gas engineers.

Simply open your APPSTORE or GOOGLE APPS on your phone and search QR code reader.  Download one of the hundreds of free apps out there and then point your camera at this very screen.

Got that…. great! OK that’s how easy it is to let all areas of your business recover information form your bottles.  That’s right, no more filling in paperwork when you return mixed recovery bottles, simply scan the code and print the page or even email it direct to the supplier to print .. or get them to scan it at the counter and let them print it!

The barcode you have just scanned is printed by RP F-Gas software, which allows you to manage all your bottles and more importantly the gas decanted and recovered to and from your bottles.

More information on hand, less error and less theft of gas by employee’s who fancy doing a moonlight job with your van at the weekend.

If the bottle is returned empty but RP F-Gas says its still half full, then it isn’t rocket science to know that gas has gone astray.

RP F-Gas software gives the engineer and manager all the tools he needs to streamline the test process and stay compliant with F Gas regulations