Keeping Cool and Green


Commercial Refrigerant Solutions (CRS) of Johannesburg recently used the Rapid Recovery high-speed refrigerant recovery solution from A-Gas South Africa on a range of major projects.

The two companies have been collaborating successfully for a year, ranging from Woolworths in Alberton to the Southgate and Brooklyn shopping centres, with Eastgate on the cards as well. CRS MD Stephen Spence explains that, while Woolworths has been a long-standing client, it has subsequently expanded further into the supply-chain industrial market over the past decade.

Upgrading a Woolworths store, for example, to a CO2-based system, or one based on the latest refrigerant, requires that any existing refrigerant gases be removed first, which is where A-Gas South Africa’s Rapid Recovery service comes into play, Sales Manager Michael Labacher highlights.

“Our service ensures that companies like CRS have a total solution that encompasses all technical, compliance, and legal considerations when it comes to refrigerant recovery. This, in turn, gives CRS’s major clients such as Woolworths peace-of-mind that they are up to date with the country’s environmental laws, while downtime is reduced to a bare minimum.

“Our equipment recovers refrigerant ten times faster than traditional systems on the market, at a rate of about 500kg to 700kg per hour,” Michael reveals. This recovered refrigerant is packaged safely in cylinders, and then sent for reclamation, whereupon a compliance certificate is issued. This certificate is the end user’s guarantee and proof that the recovered refrigerant was handled in an environmentally responsible manner.

A-Gas, Michael Labacher
Tel: (011) 392-4791