BOC gases has commissioned the UK’s most modern refrigerant gases recycling and cylinder filling facility at Immingham, Lincolnshire.
The £1m centre is installed in a purpose-built, 10,000 sq ft building which houses storage vessels for the full range of refrigerants – including the latest CFC and HCFC-replacement products – state-of-the-art cylinder preparation and filling systems.
Phil Graham, BOC business director for special gases, said the investment was the latest of a series at BOC Immingham and probably the most significant since the site was opened in 1993.
CFC and HCFC refrigerants are being phased out to comply with EC protocols. BOC, working with Dupont and Calor, is spearheading environmentally friendlier replacement products.
BOC Immingham was opened by the Queen in May 1993 and is the most advanced special gases facility. It employs 100 people at the 90-acre site, and was designed to the highest specification, with safety and environmental protection as priorities.
The refrigerant gases facility will be the fourth big filling activity on the site. It also deals with gaseous chemicals, specialised gas mixtures and high purity gases for the semiconductor industry.
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