Polar Technology, Nashville, TN has rolled out what is described as a “precedent-setting” EcoPlant – a mobile 53-ft. comprehensive and fully contained recovery, reclamation, and recycling unit for refrigerants and high-pressure gas (SF6).
The EcoPlant was given its industry debut during the 2010 Finepoint Circuit Breaker Conference.
“EcoPlant is a ‘game changer,’ in that we now have the capability to go on-sight to any customer and perform all of the work of practically any sized job, stay on site if need be, and the material never needs to leave the property,” says Ted Atwood, owner and president of Polar Technology.
The EcoPlant unit has the full functionality of Polar Technology’s plant operations and contains the following features and capabilities:
Storage: Refrigerants - 15,000 lbs./SF6 – 5,000 lbs.
Compressor: Oil-Free Vacuum Pump: Stokes 150 CFM
- 15 lbs./minute R-22 vapor
- 100 lbs./minute R-22 liquid
- 14 lbs./minute: SF6 vapor
- 150 lbs./minute
- Dot 39 – one-ton fill capability
- On board laboratory testing
- DOT-certified ISO tanks
- Can reprocess recovered refrigerant from used to virgin state.
Polar Technology is expanding its unique field recovery capabilities by deploying additional recovery units throughout the U.S., for easy and rapid response and quick turnaround. With its recovery fleet, Polar Technology is now capable of handling multiple large and complicated refrigerant or high pressure gas recovery projects in any one day with the capacity of pumping more than 300 pounds per minute, per location.
Polar Technology also has the ability to manage an additional five different jobs via portable recovery equipment that’s not in its magnum fleet, plus the capacity to handle six SF6 recovery jobs in smaller breaker yards. In total, more than 20 recovery jobs can be managed with the Polar Technology’s recovery assets. Polar Technology is project qualified on many different levels from removing refrigerants and SF6 to charging them back into the system. Polar’s technicians, tools, resources and experience make Polar Technology uniquely qualified to understand the needs of the job and to uniquely have the resources ready to deploy.