AHRI GUIDELINE Q
Content Recovery & Proper Recycling of Refrigerant Cylinders
|Publication Date:||1 January 2016|
This guideline is applicable to all U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) non-refillable and refillable fluorocarbon refrigerant cylinders, as defined in Section 3, having water capacity greater than two pounds used to transport refrigerants sold in the United States.
Exclusions. This guideline does not apply to drums used to ship refrigerants.
Purpose. For practical, safety and environmental reasons, there is a need for content recovery and proper recycling of refrigerant cylinders. This document is a guideline for content recovery and recycling of cylinders at the end of their useful service life. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all good practices or requirements. Applicable federal, state and local requirements should be reviewed.
Intent. This guideline is intended for the guidance of the industry, including manufacturers, engineers, installers, contractors, users, refrigerant reclaimers and metal recyclers
Review and Amendment. This guideline is subject to review and amendment as technology advances.