The AHRI has published an update to its guideline on the recovery and recycling of refrigerant cylinders.

HVAC market manufacturers group the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute says the updated “guideline Q” includes best practices for the recycling of flammable refrigerant containers.  The AHRI urges using anon-sparking pick to prepare the container for recycling.

"This guideline and the new additions are a critical part of the industry's plan for the future of refrigerants," said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. "As flammable refrigerants are being introduced as low-global warming potential alternatives to refrigerants currently in use, it is critical that industry not only handle these refrigerants safely, but also recycle the containers properly."

The guideline is available on the AHRI’s website.