Clean and Return of Contaminated SF6

At Polar Technology we have established a clean and return program that can eliminate your need to ever purchase new SF6.

Clean and Return of Contaminated SF6


Here at Polar Technology we acknowledge that there is a serious environmental issue that we are facing with SF6:


  • 1 pound of SF6 has a GWP of 23,900 meaning 1 lb of vented SF6 has the same global warming effect of 2 cars on the road for a year!
  • Newer equipment uses 1/3 of the SF6 gas as the older equipment it replaces
  • Large inventories of used SF6 gas exist in the marketplace

At Polar Technology we have established a clean and return program that can eliminate your need to ever purchase new SF6.

The clean and return program is as simple as the following:

  1. Collect all of your old SF6 gas cylinders together. Gas purity can go all the way down to 90%!
  2. Contact Polar Technology and let them know how many cylinders and approximately how much SF6 gas is in the cylinders. Contact Us
  3. Polar Technology will prepare shipping documents to move the cylinders.
  4. Polar Technology will weigh every cylinder that is shipped to us assuring that you get to log every single pound received as an SF6 disbursement on the EPA report.
  5. Polar Technology will then clean the contaminated SF6 to ASTM 2472 Specs.
  6. All cylinders will be cleaned and hydro tested if needed.
  7. Gas will be returned to customer with certificates of analysis.
  8. All activities will be logged and Tracked instantly for TrakSF6 members.

Benefits of Clean and Return

  • Eliminate the need to ever purchase Virgin SF6 again
  • Get a disbursement report for the SF6 that was sent to Polar
  • Get a gas acquisition report when SF6 is sent back to you
  • Save money over Virgin SF6
  • Save the environment

Contact us now to receive a quote: CSanders@refrigerantauthority.com