About R-11 Refrigerant
Produced in 1932, R-11 refrigerant was widely used due to its high boiling point. Also known as trichlorofluoromethane, R11 was used in earlier refrigerating systems because its boiling point did not require systems to work as hard to maintain cool temperatures. It was also commonly used in jet engines. Today, it continues to be used in air conditioning systems.
The refrigerant belongs to a class of gases known as chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, which are non-toxic, non-flammable, and highly stable. Due to environmental concerns, production of R-11 ceased after 1995. However, the gas can be recovered from existing systems, reclaimed, and sold to licensed industry professionals.
What is R-11 Reclamation?
Through reclamation, recovered R11 is stripped of impurities until it meets or exceeds ARI-700 purity standards, which are the standards required of new refrigerants. This is an exhaustive procedure that employs filtering, drying, distillation, and chemical processes.
Once R-11 is “reclaimed” to its original purity standards, it can be sold to certified HVACR professionals. EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimers are authorized and equipped to collect and process R11. Selling recovered refrigerant directly to a reclaimer can yield high payouts and lead to an unexpected revenue stream for HVACR contractors.
Selling Recovered R-11
Diversified Pure Chem (DPC) is an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer that buys a variety of recovered refrigerants, including R-11. The process is easy and designed with busy contractors in mind. DPC provides collection cylinders and arranges free delivery and pickup – anywhere in the nation. Additionally, we supply EPA documentation to verify your compliance with environmental regulations.
DPC also has an onsite state-of-the-art laboratory to precisely weigh received refrigerant and test its purity level; the higher the purity, the higher the payment. We provide these detailed lab reports to ensure accurate and fair compensation. Through the years, we’ve helped thousands of HVACR professionals discover the benefits of selling R11 and other refrigerants.
DPC also sells R11, as well as a variety of refrigerants. We offer competitive rates, volume discounts, and free shipping.