A-Gas, a global specialist in the supply and life-cycle management of refrigerants and associated products, has expanded its operations in New Zealand.
“We are excited to be bringing our life-cycle refrigerant management (LRM) capabilities to New Zealand,” says A-Gas (Australia) Managing Director Brett Ferguson. “Our unique capability in the recovery, reclamation and repurposing of refrigerants will play a vital role in helping the New Zealand HVAC-R sector to transition to a lower carbon future.”
The new A-Gas New Zealand site is located in south Auckland and will employ a local team led by A-Gas (New Zealand) country manager Mitch Williamson.
The A-Gas site in New Zealand will have the capability to process and clean recovered refrigerant from the local market. Used refrigerant sent to the facility will undergo chemical analysis at the onsite laboratory and will be reclaimed to meet the AHRI 700 standard.
“The multimillion-dollar investment by A-Gas will provide the New Zealand market with state-of-the-art gas separation technology, along with high-speed refrigerant recovery, a unique reclaim cylinder exchange service, and onsite laboratory and analytical services,” says Ferguson.
“A-Gas can also provide customers and partners the most environmentally acceptable destruction service available. [We] recently announced the development of our enhanced PyroPlas refrigerant destruction technology to deal effectively with halons, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and mixtures of all previous generations of used refrigerant, as well as an increase in the prevalence of flammables.
“Customers in Australia and New Zealand will be able to use this proven destruction technology designed and built in their own backyard.
“New Zealand’s unwavering commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is strongly aligned with A-Gas’s purpose to protect and enhance the environment, and the team are on hand to support our new and existing customers in the region.”