Refrigerant Safety

There is a lot to consider when it comes to the refrigerants used in industrial refrigeration as well as HVAC systems. Whether it is installation, service calls, regular maintenance or a leak, refrigerant safety guidelines are of paramount importance at RECCO. Any refrigerant in either a refrigeration or HVAC system must be handled properly because all can pose a potential danger.

Many refrigerants have low boiling points and can cause frostbite as well as eye damage. Those with higher boiling points have the potential to cause respiratory problems and skin irritation. In addition to causing health issues, many refrigerants can pose a danger to the environment. Some have been proven to be damaging to the ozone layer while others are considered extremely potent greenhouse gases.

Safety is always a primary concern at RECCO. Rest assured that every RECCO technician has been fully trained in all the proper safety protocols and understands the guidelines for minimizing the emission of refrigerants in the atmosphere. We ensure that your facility and employees are in extremely capable hands.

RECCO technicians follow the strictest refrigerant safety precautions when maintaining, servicing, repairing or disposing of air conditioning or refrigeration equipment. Our standard procedures include:

  • Proper use of protective equipment including flame-resistant clothing, face shields, hood, gloves and voltage detectors in accordance with NFPA 70
  • Proper use of respiratory protection and ensuring adequate ventilation
  • Proper handling, transporting or disposing of refrigerant cylinders
  • Following safety procedures to prevent electrical shock and arc flashes

All refrigerant guidelines and safety precautions are followed to the letter to ensure the safety of your facility and staff as well as ours.

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