A-Gas has completed the construction of its new refrigeration separation towers at its Rhome, Texas plant – a move that will more than double the separation capacity at the site.
Sharing the news recently, A-Gas said the multi-million-dollar project will enable reclamation of mixed refrigerants received from customers across the US.
According to a statement, even most complicated mixes of refrigerants, including HCFCs, HFCs, and HFOs can be separated into valuable components and reconstituted into AHRI-700 certified products through the new technology.
Commenting on the development, Mike Armstrong, President, A-Gas in the Americas said, “The demand for high-quality reclaimed refrigerants grows yearly. As the United States prepares to enter its virgin HFC phasedown, this system will provide an efficient and valuable service to our customers and supply partners.”
“Industry experts know that refrigerants saved from disposal and returned to use as reclaimed gas can make a direct contribution to the reduction in use of virgin refrigerants and help the industry manage within the limits imposed by the phasedown.”
Taylor Ferranti, Vice President of Refrigerants at A-Gas, added, “This technology ushers in a new era of green refrigerants in the United States and ensures our valued customers access to a long-term, sustainable supply of reclaimed refrigerants for all of their needs, in a highly efficient, and environmentally friendly way.”
“Our investment reflects our commitment to the circular economy, to find and recover product through our Rapid Recovery network and reprocess that material for future use.”
In bringing the capability online, millions of pounds of refrigerant can be safely returned to the marketplace annually.