The Refrigerant unit of Air Liquide company, Airgas, has opened a new Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) accredited refrigerants testing laboratory.
The facility, which is housed in Airgas Refrigerants’ filling and reclamation site in Atlanta, US, took around 12 months to design and construct.
It is used to test samples from manufacturers’ bulk tankers, in house reclamation, service technicians and reclaimed gas cylinders for purity and non-condensable gases.
“With this state-of-the-art lab, we have unmatched talent in the industry”
Randy Perry, Vice-President of Operations
The lab can process up to 25 analytical results per day, with a turnaround time of just one or two days once the sample cylinder has been received. A spokesperson confirmed, “The lab was designed for flow, flexibility and process automation.”
Randy Perry, Vice-President of Operations, explained, “We are a 100% turnkey full service provider. With this state-of-the-art lab, we have unmatched talent in the industry. It’s all hard piped and designed for work flow – it’s powerful and it’s efficient.”
In the future, the lab will enable customers to order sample test kits that they can fill and return to Airgas Refrigerants for a complete AHRI-700 analysis in order to identify potential issues and ensure performance.
Airgas Refrigerants is a full service refrigerant supply and reclamation company providing products and specialised refrigerant services for the HVACR industries.