A-Gas has gained UL certification for the quality of the R227 (HFC227ea) fire suppressant supplied to customers.
This international certification also verifies that the same testing methods used by A-Gas in the supply of other refrigerants, speciality gases and performance chemicals are also compliant with market regulations.
R227 is the dominant HFC used in fire suppressant systems in the UK. It can be employed in computer rooms, telecommunication centres, clean rooms, semi-conductor manufacturing facilities and industrial process rooms.
A-Gas laboratory services supervisor Carla Martins (pictured) said: “We are delighted to receive this certification for R227 which verifies the quality of our product and the high standard of the processes we use to support it. The certification confirmed that our R227 was more than 99.0 per cent pure, with a moisture content less than 10 parts per million and a non-volatile residue percentage of less than 0.05. This means that we can tell our customers that the product we are supplying is all it should be.”
Samples of A-Gas products were taken by the certification agency from the company’s state-of-the-art laboratory at its headquarters at Portbury, near Bristol, and tested in the US. UL Standards assesses products and tests components, materials, systems and performance in a wide range of industries across the globe. Quarterly inspections follow the award of UL certification to ensure that standards are maintained.