The refrigerant recovery and reclamation sector is striving to keep up with the changes taking place in the world of refrigerants, which means it is constantly creating new products to seamlessly adapt to the latest batch of regulations and refrigerant phaseouts.
What long-term implications will this have on the refrigerant-recovery industry, which has been built on recovering chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — refrigerants that are increasingly being phased out? The answer: Change is on the horizon, but demise is not imminent.
Research evaluated effectiveness of programs around the world
February 29, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has published research project AHRI 8018: Review of Refrigerant Management Programs. This project looked at refrigerant management and recycling programs implemented in key regions of the world.
Reclaiming market-staple R-410A ‘makes good business sense’
November 30, 2015
Diversified Pure Chem (DPC) has launched a nationwide initiative to purchase recovered R-410A. Through this program, DPC reimburses HVACR professionals based on the refrigerant’s weight and purity, and issues a payment within 30 days of receiving the gas.
Company offers services including refrigerant buyback, cylinder exchange
October 5, 2015
Alfa Cantor, Dallas, has earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification as a refrigerant reclaimer. Alfa Cantor, as an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer, focuses on the direct buyback and sale of refrigerants to the contractor and refrigerant recovery markets nationally.
It will be relocated to A-Gas’s operation in Magnolia, Texas
October 1, 2015
A-Gas International announced that A-Gas Americas has bought Refri-Claim®, the reclamation division of ICOR International. Refri-Claim is a certified U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant reclaimer.
Recycling Called ‘Simplest, Most Cost-Effective’ Step
June 1, 2015
If 30 percent of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants currently in use are reclaimed for reuse by 2040, approximately 18 billion metric tons carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent would be prevented from reaching the atmosphere over the next 25 years, according to a white paper released by EOS Climate.
EOS Climate Releases White Paper Analyzing Climate Impact of HFC Refrigerants
May 7, 2015
If 30 percent of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants are reclaimed for reuse by 2040, approximately 18 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent would be prevented from reaching the atmosphere over the next 25 years, according to a white paper released by EOS Climate.
In many ways, refrigerant recovery and reclamation is an example of human ingenuity at its best. An innovative and essential product is created, and then a way is devised to prolong its usefulness by collecting it after years of service, purifying it, and using it again.
The ongoing phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as R-22, holds many unknowns for the HVACR industry as 2020 approaches, but at least one sector of the industry anticipates tremendous opportunity: the reclamation sector.