News: Australia - Remanufactured compressors produce about 89% to 93% less greenhouse gas
Recom Engineering has recently published a research project entitled ‘Life cycle greenhouse gas assessment of remanufactured compressors’ which assists in market development of remanufactured compressors as more sustainable alternatives to new compressors
Thursday, 25th November 2010
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.