Knowing and understanding current refrigerant laws and regulations is challenging for anyone. Contractor compliance was one of the founding principals on which Rapid Recovery was built. The laws and changing regulations enforced on our industry create significant challenges, but, with our unparalleled knowledge of the rules and regulations, we can help bring you out of violation and into compliance.
Rapid Recovery utilizes both EPA certified technicians and AHRI certified recovery equipment. Every pound of refrigerant we recover is tracked and documented to meet all current governmental regulations, and to provide you with peace of mind. Our people, our equipment, and our philosophy are all designed to help your customer understand that you are focused on their best interests.
Are You Ready for the new Section 608 Requirements?
The EPA has announced major updates to the Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program of the Clean Air Act that will affect everyone, including your company and your technicians!
View the webinar recording to learn more about these new updates and make sure that you are prepared to follow these new requirements.
Rapid Recovery provides you with all of the required documentation for your records. Each pound of refrigerant we recover will be tracked and documented. If you received notice of an EPA refrigerant audit today, would you be at ease with your record keeping? Are your technicians consistently and accurately recording all required information for each pound of gas at each job? Is that information then correctly catalogued and filed for quick access during an audit? When Rapid Recovery is involved in your projects you will be at ease knowing your EPA worrying days are over.
Rapid Recovery utilizes high speed – gasoline powered recovery machines to safely and efficiently recover your refrigerants. To meet the compliance needs of our customers, our equipment has been custom designed to be as fast as possible and has been subjected to the rigors of the AHRI certification process.
Using Certified equipment is just as important as having an EPA certified technician to use it. “Homemade” equipment that has not been certified for refrigerant recovery and properly registered will not only be unacceptable to the EPA, but greatly increases your potential to cause accidental emissions of refrigerant into the atmosphere. Therefore, utilizing Rapid Recovery’s job-site service is a safe and secure solution for all your refrigerant recovery needs.
Rapid Recovery deploys professional, highly trained personnel to every job site. All of our technicians are universally certified to meet every recovery need.
Safety is our number one value, so every technician will arrive uniformed, with proper PPE (personal protective equipment) to make sure they are safe when on your site.
How good are your technicians at recording the pounds of refrigerant they recovered from a unit? Rapid Recovery specializes in EPA compliance and documentation. We understand that your technicians would rather be “working” than filling out paperwork. We also know that the EPA requires all refrigerant that your company touches is properly documented. All refrigerant that Rapid Recovery handles will be properly tracked and documented for you.
Phase Out of Ozone Depleting Refrigerants
A big challenge to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry is the need to move away from older refrigerants (like R-22). The world’s scientists have determined that when released into the atmosphere, these refrigerants (which contain chlorine): both CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), could damage the Earth’s ozone protective layer. It’s also believed that most of them enhance the greenhouse effect, which leads to accelerated global warming. Certainly, both contributors to the growing concern of global climate change, which is generating more and more public awareness.
These growing concerns led to the Montreal Protocol, which the United States signed in 1987. It was an international environmental agreement (known as the Montreal Protocol) that established requirements to begin the worldwide phaseout of CFC and HCFC compounds, all under the heading of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. To follow up on it’s commitment to this agreement, the United States amended the Clean Air Act, adding provisions to establish a phaseout schedule on the use of CFC and HCFC compounds nationwide. It’s these provisions that are driving the U.S. ozone depleting refrigerant phaseout strategy, and the need for contractors to reduce their usage in all air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment across the nation. 2019 is the last year for R-22 to be imported into the Unites States, but it will NOT be the last year that the use of R-22 is legal in the U.S.
Rapid Recovery can help recover R-22 for those customers who are interested in upgrading their equipment to a more environmentally friendly option. We will buy used R-22 so that we can reclaim it for future use, as the service tail for R-22 is expected to last for several years to come.