Do you have used, contaminated, or even burnt refrigerants that are bogging down your day to day operations? Refrigerant Services is here to help. We offer EPA certified recovery services for all size companies experiencing refrigerant management problems. We come to you for on-site recovery to take the hassle and stress out of the process. If you are looking to partner with a company that understands your industry call us today at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) to learn more.

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What You Should Know When It Comes To Refrigerant Leak Detection

Scott Stanley - Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Leak Detection

Underestimating how much you are losing every year due to refrigerant leaks can be a critical blind spot for your business. Not only that, the EPA... Read more

2018 Michigan Refrigerant Recovery

Underestimating how much you are losing every year due to refrigerant leaks can be a critical blind spot for your business. Not only that, the EPA has cracked down on damaging and toxic refrigerant leaks – in the fall of 2016, the EPA updated existing requirements related to ozone-depleting substances such as CFCs and HCFCs and extended them to substitutes such as HFCs. Changes include more stringent requirements for leak repair in larger appliances and reporting requirements when larger appliances leak 125% or more of their refrigerant charge per year. These regulations will apply to most industrial process refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, and comfort cooling appliances (HVACs). Should your business be found liable, you risk being fined $35,000 to $40,000 per day until the issue is resolved. Read on for a short list of things you can do proactively to prevent tanking your bottom line due to avoidable leaks:


Prevention is better than a cure


Using ALD (Automatic Leak Detection) can be vastly more effective than trying to fix leaks once they become noticeable. Refrigerant leaks can have impacts on your business’ funds, your equipment itself, and the climate. Leak detection lets you get ahead of the problem: the more refrigerants leak, the bigger the impact on your business. Knowing which pieces of equipment are leaking can save your business thousands of dollars per year. And fixing a leak while it’s still small limits the impact the leak has on your business – a big leak can have an impact on worker health, energy costs and system capacity due to insufficient cooling. ALD allows you to fix the issue before it has a chance to affect your bottom line.


More information is always better


If you’re already using Automatic Leak Detection then your first line of defense – information – is already covered. Collating the data and comparing performance to industry standards can help you benchmark your systems to ensure that you aren’t falling behind the competition. This can also help you pinpoint problematic equipment and behaviors allowing you to reward employees, technicians, or entire offices for their best practices that contribute to good refrigerant management.


Regular maintenance is the cheapest way


A lot of expensive repairs can be avoided simply by keeping refrigerant equipment clean and tidy. Dirty equipment means it’s harder for technicians and maintenance workers to spot leaks and makes it harder for everyone to do their jobs in a quick and timely manner.

Highlight the extent of the issueEven though most companies will understand the importance of finding refrigerant leaks, other responsibilities can get in the way of making proper refrigerant management a high priority. Businesses need to stress the importance of this issue among all employees and get them on board with saving the company money. If everyone is mindful of the issue, it reduces the likelihood that leak checks and routine maintenance tests get overlooked.

Of course, there’s always another alternative: get professionals to take care of it for you. If you and your employees don’t have the time or the expertise to deal with all of this yourselves, it may be more prudent to let certified refrigerant technicians, like those we have a Refrigerant Services LLC., deal with taking care of your refrigerant management. If you’re already in the process of taking care of leaks and getting your equipment and refrigerant up to EPA standards, we can also offer refrigerant reclamation for your old or used refrigerants. We can reprocess used refrigerant to meet or exceed purity specifications and standards for new refrigerant gases.

Once the refrigerants have been filtered, dried, distilled and all impurities have been removed, they can then be reused for consumer or industrial applications. They can even be resold if you have an excess. A good refrigerant management program can cost a nontrivial amount for any business, but our refrigerant reclamation program can help you eliminate some of those costs or even make a little money. It’s important to note that these procedures can only be performed by an EPA approved and certified team of technicians, and Refrigerant Services LLC takes pride in being one of those teams.

If all this sounds good, then get in touch with us today at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) so we can talk about how we can help you. We realize that taking the time out of your busy schedule for a lengthy phone call might not always be possible, which is why we also have a short online form which you can fill up. Once submitted, we’ll get in touch with you to answer any questions you may have.

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Chlorofluorocarbons and the Environment

Scott Stanley - Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Chlorofluorocarbons

Chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly known as CFCs, are organic compounds made up of combinations of the elements chlorine, fluorine and carbon. Freon, one of the more... Read more


It’s winter and everyone’s scrambling to make it a profitable holiday season. It’s understandable if ensuring that your old refrigerants and refrigerant cylinders are cleaned is low on your list of priorities, but that might be an oversight. If you’ve got any old cylinders lying around, you could be leaving your money out in the cold! Smart business owners know it’s important to save money wherever they can – and Refrigerant Services LLC is here to help you achieve that. Our Clean Exchange Program is tailor-made for this exactly this. Let’s take a look at how we can help make your holiday season even better this year:  

Chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly known as CFCs, are organic compounds made up of combinations of the elements chlorine, fluorine and carbon. Freon, one of the more commonly known types, is the DuPont brand name for CFCs and other related compounds. There are dozens of other brand names for them, such as Kaltron, Frigedohn, etc. CFCs were originally developed back in the 1930s as a safe, non-toxic and non-flammable alternative to other substances such as ammonia, chloromethane and sulfur dioxide for the purpose of refrigeration and spray can propellants. They’re very effective – so effective that use of them skyrocketed all the way until 1994, when production of new supplies of CFCs ceased in most countries. There are some very limited applications where CFCs must still be used, such as aircraft fire suppression systems, but they are very rare and very specialized. Hydrofluorocarbons, also known as HCFCs, are also commonly referred to when talking about CFCs. Even though they are technically different, they’re composed of mostly the same elements and used in the same applications.

One of the things that makes them similar is that they both contain chlorine. There isn’t much chlorine that exists in our atmosphere naturally, and it turns out that CFCs and similar compounds are incredibly effective at bringing chlorine to the upper stratosphere and into contact with the ozone layer. UV or ultraviolet radiation at this layer of the atmosphere breaks down CFCs, releasing the chlorine atoms they contain. The chlorine atoms are now free to interact with ozone molecules. The chlorine atom and one of the oxygen atoms of ozone combine, leaving behind diatomic oxygen. Other free oxygen atoms can then come into contact with this chlorine-oxygen compound, whereupon the two oxygen atoms combine to form molecular oxygen and the chlorine is then free to destroy more ozone molecules. This can go on a couple of thousand times – the EPA estimates that one single atom of chlorine can destroy as many as 100,000 molecules of ozone. Why is this important? Molecular oxygen, as opposed to ozone molecules, is ineffective at blocking UV rays from reaching the surface of the Earth. Less ozone means more high-energy UV-B radiation gets through, increasing the incidence of skin cancer in humans and genetic damage for many other organisms. As a result of studies undertaken by scientists during the 1970s, the Montreal Protocol was adopted as a framework for international cooperation regarding CFC control based on the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.

What do you need to do now?

Most CFCs have already been completely abolished.  According to the Montreal Protocol, the HCFCs we previously mentioned are to be phased out by 2020. The most widely used is HCFC-22, also known as R-22. In order to be compliant with current standards for dealing with CFCs and HCFCs, the proper capture, recycling and disposal of harmful refrigerants is of paramount importance. Risk of contamination and other health hazards are very high when dealing with R-22. Transitioning from R-22 to more environmentally friendly refrigerants can be costly – you’ll probably need to replace all that refrigerant since your needs won’t have changed (almost every business needs an HVAC system, after all). This is where Refrigerant Services LLC comes in. We take pride in being an EPA-certified team specializing in the recovery of used, contaminated, or burnt refrigerants, and all of our equipment is of the highest industry standard. We can recover used, contaminated or even burnt refrigerants while following EPA protocols – and we’ll even pay you for it.


The Refrigerant Services LLC Buy Back Program


Our Buy Back program gives you three options. First of all, we can give you good-as-new refrigerants in return for used, contaminated, or burnt refrigerants. Second, we can buy your old refrigerant at competitive rates. Lastly, we can also exchange your used refrigerants for EPA-compliant and environmentally safe refrigerants. We can do all this at a convenient time for you so that your business incurs the least downtime possible. After the work is done, we’ll even inspect the surrounding area for refrigerant leakage or waste to ensure that your workplace is safe from harmful toxins. You get a new revenue stream from your old refrigerants and you take a step toward a more eco-friendly environment. It’s a win-win.

Leave the job to us if you want quick, convenient, and high-quality service so you can get the highest value for your refrigerants. We can do on-site recovery, consolidation and pick-up. If you want to learn more about how we can help, pick up the phone and give us a call at 844-PURECFC (787-3232) or use our online form for you to fill out and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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