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A-Gas Launches Refrigerant Quality Analysis in New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand, March 19 2024: A-Gas, a global market leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products has launched a comprehensive refrigerant and oil quality analysis kit, the first available in the New Zealand HVAC-R market.

The A-Gas REFRIG HEAL+H CHECK™ is an important analytical tool designed to provide a complete understanding of the quality of refrigerant and oil running through a system, allowing for proactive diagnosis of potential issues for system owners and assists contractors to understand a baseline for future work to be carried out.

Refrigerant samples are thoroughly tested and analysed by qualified technicians at the new A-Gas laboratory in Auckland. The analysis results are presented in a detailed report showing the quality of samples against the globally recognised AHRI Standard 700 specifications. The report is accompanied by commentary to assist in the remediation of any problems identified.

‘With the opening of the first refrigerant testing laboratory at the A-Gas site in New Zealand last month, we’re pleased that contractors, servicing companies and system owners now have access to our full analytical services through the launch of the REFRIG HEAL+H CHECK kit,’ said Mitch Williamson, A-Gas New Zealand Country Manager.

The benefits of routine quality testing of system fluids include:

  • Prevent system damage and avoid costly repairs
  • Reduce maintenance costs by regularly monitoring fluids
  • Improve energy efficiency by rectifying issues associated with compromised fluids
  • Maximise equipment operating lifespan, delaying new capex
  • When contractors take on maintenance contracts, they can establish a baseline quality of refrigerant to inform future work
  • Identify opportunities for preventative maintenance

Samples collected are tested for Vapour: Non-Condensable Gases; Refrigerant: Purity, composition, moisture, boiling residue, acidity, chloride & particulates; and Oil: Viscosity, moisture, acidity, particulates and wear metals.

The kit contains everything the customer needs to request testing and is available from leading wholesalers throughout New Zealand.

About A-Gas: A‑Gas is a global leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products and services. Through their first-class recovery, reclamation, and repurposing processes, they capture refrigerants and fire protection gases for future re-use or safe destruction, preventing their harmful release into the atmosphere.

For over 30 years, A-Gas has supported clients and partners worldwide on their environmental journey by supplying lower global warming gases and actively increasing the circularity of the industries they serve, building a more sustainable future. For more information, please visit


A-Gas (New Zealand) Limited

Mitch Williamson, Country Manager, A-Gas (New Zealand) Limited
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