The US Environmental Protection Agency is looking to roll back its rules relating to HFC leak checking and is seeking comment on other rules on refrigerant recovery and refrigerant handling.
ODS destruction/recovery technologies
On Tuesday 25th September 2018 10:30 to 11:30 the IOR will hold a free webinar on refrigerant recovery, recycling and reuse.
Advanced Engineering has revealed details of the first Bosch-brand recovery machine, the RG4.0.
With rising refrigerant prices and restricted supply due to the European F-gas phase down, contractors have been reminded of the importance of recycling and careful cylinder management.
The capabilities of the A-Gas Rapid Recovery service were tested recently when called upon to retrofit over 100 convenience stores in just six weeks.
F-Gas quota is increasing in importance as refrigerant supply continues to decline, in line with the limits set out in the F-Gas Regulations. It is vital that businesses work together to protect and grow the industry during times of tightening refrigerant supply.
Refrigerant supplier and reclaimer A-Gas has expanded its European influence with the acquisition of German company Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel GmbH.
A-Gas Americas, one of the largest refrigerant recovery and reclamation companies, is anticipating US ratification of the Kigali amendment “in the near future”.
To clarify implementation of legislation governing reuse, recycling, and regeneration of waste f-gases, the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition yesterday (22 November) published a guidance document governing the reuse, recycling and disposal of HFCs.
Refcom, the largest UK register for safe refrigerant handling, has called for F-gas emissions rules to be tightened in the wake of Brexit.
The European Environment Agency (EAA) published in September 2017 a report entitled Ozone-depleting substances 2016. The report summarises the data reported by European companies in accordance with the Ozone depleting substances (ODS) Regulation for 2016 and looks at the major trends since 2006. The substances concerned are those of controlled by the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer — chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons, carbon tetrachloride (CTC), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs), bromochloromethane (BCM) and methyl bromide (MB).
A-Gas’ Rapid Recovery service came into its own recently when asked to recover around 3 tonnes of refrigerant from a cruise ship while the vessel was still at sea.
A-Gas has acquired the Dutch refrigerant, speciality gases and fire suppressants reclamation business BTC.
A-Gas has unveiled a new rapid refrigerant recovery service which could save contractors and end users considerable time and money.
Despite the scorching heat wave, construction of A-Gas’ latest waste refrigerant distillation plant at Portbury is progressing well.
Refrigerant recovery is the focus of the latest technical bulletin from certification company Refcom.
A-Gas is on schedule to double its refrigerant reclamation capacity at its Portbury, Bristol, site with the completion of the major structural components of a new refrigerant separator.
The video – for Refrigerants, Naturally! – shows the process of recycling drinks coolers filled with hydrocarbons.
The Spanish government has launched a call for projects that replace high-GWP refrigerants with low-GWP alternatives.
The Australian government has introduced legislation to phase down HFCs starting in 2018.