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Recycling vs. reclaiming refrigerant

Recycling versus reclaiming refrigerant . . . there is a difference!
Recycled refrigerant is that which has been processed on-site at a service facility, using automotive recycling equipment certified to the appropriate SAE J standard.
Reclaimed refrigerant is that which has been sent to an EPA-listed reclamation facility, where it is processed and returned to a state, which meets the appropriate ARI 700 specification.
The standards of purity for reclaimed refrigerant are much higher than those for recycled refrigerant.
Please Note!
Recovery/recycling equipment is not designed to recycle or separate contaminated refrigerants.
Contaminated or unknown refrigerant must be removed from a system using dedicated recovery-only equipment, and properly disposed of.
Under federal law, contaminated refrigerant cannot be vented.
When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.
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