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A-Gas launches new analytical products

Refrig-HCAUSTRALIA: Two new refrigerant analytical services from A-Gas could lead to safer refrigerant re-use and prevent system damage.

The A-Gas Refrig Health Check (RHC) is designed to provide analysis of oil and refrigerant in currently operating hvacr systems. It is described as perfect for system troubleshooting or can be used to target annual maintenance ensuring contamination issues are resolved before system damage occurs.

The kit contains all the equipment needed to take the samples without cross contamination. Also included is a prepaid TNT consignment note to ensure a prompt response from the A-Gas laboratory. A full report on the condition of the refrigerant and the oil is provided, together with the steps needed to remediate any problems and extend system working life.

The second service, Full Refrigerant Analysis (FRA), is designed to inform contractors and end users about the quality of reclaimed refrigerant which has been banked for re-use.

Described as a key tool for R22 management, Graeme Dewerson, A-Gas Refrigerants sales manager, said: “It helps determine if end users can re-use reclaimed gas or if it should be professionally recycled. Using recycled R22 backed with enhanced system maintenance allows operators to remain on R22 rather than being pushed towards retrofit or early investment in new equipment. It will allow them to evaluate new HFO solutions as they reach the market and means that systems run on the gas they were designed to use rather than on a replacement that may offer reduced performance and lower energy efficiency.”

For further information contact your nearest A-Gas Australia stockist or call 1800 002 427.

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