In the latest in our Women in ACR series, we meet Christine Gaskell, quality and process analyst at A-Gas UK.
What does your job involve on a daily basis?
In the A-Gas laboratory at Portbury near Bristol I carry out routine analysis of the waste refrigerants that we receive from customers and quality control checks on the gases that we supply them. A significant part of our business is collecting and processing recovered refrigerants. This involves removing contaminants and then returning the clean gases to the market.
But the latest raft of F-Gas Regulations, with the demise of high GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerants firmly in their sights, are now provoking an increase in popularity for this green refrigerant among engineers and end users. It is very much to its advantage that it doesn’t have a GWP which places it conveniently beyond the reach of the F-Gas Regulations.