The case can be made that recovery and reclamation begins with keeping refrigerants in the system where they belong; refrigerant that leaks out into the atmosphere is never going to be recovered or reclaimed.
Springtime means many different things to many different people: Love in the air; baseball, golf, and grilling; shorts and sunscreen; a rebirth; a triumph of the dogged determination of life to begin anew after winter. Or, for those in the refrigeration industry, spring of 2017 means just three more cooling seasons until the only R-22 on the market will be what’s available through reclaimers or in individual inventories (a.k.a. stockpiles).
Of course, reclaimers can only reclaim what contractors and technicians recover, and while the R-22 numbers may never match the hoped-for projections, the industry is already looking to the future and preparing to address new challenges in a post-hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) world that also is likely facing a phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Robert Hennessy has been appointed to the role of chief commercial officer in charge of aligning sales strategies across all business units in the Americas, Tim Amburgey has been promoted from regional director of refrigerant sales to vice president of fire protection, Taylor Ferranti has been promoted from regional director of refrigerant sales to vice president of refrigerants, and Jon Stack has been promoted from vice president of carbon projects to vice president of environmental services.
This recovery machine has horizontally opposing twin cylinders and twin condensers. A permanently lubricated, bearing-line crankcase is isolated from the refrigerant, which eliminates bearing contamination.