UK: Beijer Ref has introduced a new cylinder tracking system across its UK and Ireland wholesale businesses, following recent changes to its reclaim and recovery cylinder services.
FGASmanager, which became operational yesterday, is described as a complete software package capable of managing all customers’ F-gas requirements. It has been developed exclusively for the Beijer Ref UK and Ireland wholesalers Dean & Wood, HRP, RW Refrigeration Wholesale and DWG.
The free-of-charge software is compatible with all computers and mobile devices and enables complete control of purchased refrigerant, the allocation of cylinders to engineers and refrigerant usage by system.
In addition, this powerful tool ensures that your activities comply with F-Gas regulations, including the ability to generate hazardous waste transfer notes automatically. These notes are generated instantly with all the necessary fields populated.
Another built-in feature allows the user to organise cylinder collections or returns from a computer and/or mobile device automatically generating the correct paperwork.
A calendar feature highlights the dates that cylinders are due to be returned, and helps avoid any potential cylinder costs. It also highlights all cylinders that are nearing their legally required test dates.
FGASmanager can generate unique QR code stickers for individual systems and for individual customers. By using a mobile device it is said to be easy to build a log of refrigerant usage/recovery in three simple steps: scan the system QR code, scan the cylinder bar code and enter the refrigerant type and weight. The software will then instantly link everything together.
Custom reports can be produced to log the refrigerant usage within any chosen equipment.
Reclaim and recovery service
The introduction of FGASmanager follows recent changes to Beijer Ref UK and Ireland’s reclaim and recovery cylinder services. The group has introduced a standard rental charge of £12.50 per month on all its reclaim and recovery cylinders, with three months free rental from date of delivery/collection.
Beijer Ref says the changes recognise the importance of maintaining the constant movement of refrigerant, recovery and reclaim cylinders, and to discourage stockpiling, as this can cause virgin refrigerant prices to rise.