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A-Gas Opens Laboratory with Refrigerant Quality Testing in New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand: February 12, 2024 - A-Gas, a global market leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products has launched the first laboratory in New Zealand with the capability to test the quality of refrigerants against the globally recognised AHRI Standard 700.

Refrigerants that conform to AHRI Standard 700 meet international quality standards on moisture and purity specifications that ensure they are fit for purpose when used in vital refrigeration and cooling systems.

Located at the A-Gas site in south Auckland, the new laboratory is the only facility in New Zealand that can offer customers comprehensive testing and analysis of refrigerant quality, enabling proactive diagnosis of potential issues for system owners and to assist contractors to understand a baseline for future work to be carried out.

“Refrigerants that are unable to meet important AHRI conformance specifications such as purity and acidity, are at risk of causing poor system performance and efficiency, consequently contributing to potential system deterioration.” said Mitch Williamson, Country Manager, A-Gas (New Zealand) Limited.

“This is why we’re extremely pleased that we can offer our laboratory and analytical services to help customers optimise the performance of their assets and avoid unnecessary costs in system repairs.”

The capability of the A-Gas laboratory comes at a vital time as reclaimed refrigerants become an increasingly important part of the supply mix due to significant step downs in Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) importation. Re-using recovered refrigerant without appropriate testing and reprocessing introduces the potential risk of equipment damage and poor efficiency from non-certified or untested, low purity refrigerants.

This is where A‑Gas supports the industry, servicing contractors and end users with full analytical testing capability in addition to recovering refrigerant from the market and processing it back to AHRI Standard 700 quality.

About A-Gas Group

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.

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A-Gas (New Zealand) Limited

Mitch Williamson, NZ Country Manager
Mobile: +64 21 0878 0838