Refrigerant management: conserving a valuable resource.

Author(s) : DOYLE J. P.

Type of article: Article


The author describes the need for management of existing refrigerant stocks, in particular the quantity in existing refrigeration plant. To recover refrigerant implies removing it from a system without any further treatment, whereas recycling means to clean that refrigerant for re-use by simple oil separation, filtering and drying, and reclaiming it includes a complete analysis and subsequent removal of all contaminants to a standard comparable with new refrigerant. Plant owners are recommended to have all the refrigerant that is removed from their systems, other than for simple servicing procedures, reclaimed and banked for use after the cessation of new CFC manufacture. The article lists pertinent regulations existing in the USA. D.W.H.


  • Original title: Refrigerant management: conserving a valuable resource.
  • Record ID : 1994-1437
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation
  • Source: Heat. Pip. Air Cond. - vol. 65 - n. 3
  • Publication date: 1993/03
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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