USA: A-Gas has completed the construction of its latest refrigerant separation towers at its Rhome, Texas plant, located outside of Dallas/Fort Worth.
The multi-million-dollar project, which began last year, will more than double the separation capacity at the site and substantially increase the quantity of reclaimed refrigerants available from A-Gas.
The demand for reclaimed refrigerants is expected to grow in the US following the passing of the AIM Act for the phase down of HFCs and the expectation that the US will now ratify the Kigali Amendment.
“The demand for high-quality reclaimed refrigerants grows yearly,” said Mike Armstrong, president, A-Gas in the Americas. “As the United States prepares to enter its virgin HFC phase down, 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 phase down.”
The new equipment will enable reclamation of mixed refrigerants received from customers across the US. This will ensure that even the most complicated mixes of refrigerants, including HCFCs, HFCs, and HFOs, can be separated into their components and brought back to industry standards.
“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,” commented the company’s vice president of refrigerants Taylor Ferranti. “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.”