Recom Engineering, with facilities in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, remanufactures refrigeration and air conditioning compressors. They commissioned a life cycle assessment (LCA) with Curtin University of Technology, to determine the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of a remanufactured compressor versus a new compressor. There were 5 stages in the remanufacturing process, consisting of: disassembling, cleaning and washing, machining, reassembling, and testing. In addition to the significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to new, the analysis confirmed that additional reuse with part-used components, can further reduce the overall carbon footprint of remanufactured compressors.

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