HC-3 - Hydrocarbon Recovery Unit (230v)

Product Code: HC3
£1,314.67

Available to Order


Specification

  • Dimensions: 417mm x 232mm x 326mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 17kg (230v) 19kg (110v)
  • Refrigerants: R290, R600, R32, R1234yz, R1234yf

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HC-3 - Hydrocarbon Recovery Unit (230v)


The HC-3 refrigerant recovery / recycling unit is a simple to use, portable unit, suitable for use in all refrigerant transfer applications in the workshop or on site.


Designed specifically for use with hydrocarbon refrigerants



  • Liquid and vapour recovery with automatic changeover

  • Self-discharging and Hot Gas / Cool Gas discharge switch

  • Suitable for A3 and A2L hydrocarbon refrigerants used on domestic, commercial and automotive refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

  • High efficiency heat exchanger and inlet oil separator with drain facility

  • Sealed automatic safety high and low-pressure switches with illuminated indicators

  • Manual low-pressure override switch

  • ATEX rated cooling fans

  • High electrical specification

  • Robust painted steel casework

  • 5m hard wired mains lead with moulded plug

  • Available in 230v 50Hz and 110v 50Hz versions


HC-3 REFRIGERANT RECOVERY / RECYCLING UNIT


Developed from the established Caresaver unit, the HC-3 is an advanced service tool, specifically designed for recovering and handling hydrocarbon refrigerants. Re-developed with the service engineer in mind, the unit is smaller and lighter, whilst retaining robustness and reliability.


The HC-3 is semi-automatic and is suitable for operation with A3 and A2L hydrocarbon refrigerants used in domestic, commercial and automotive equipment.


The HC-3 unit can recover refrigerant in either liquid or vapour phase and changeover is automatic. During operation the on-board oil separator removes the entrained oil in recovered refrigerant, preventing contamination in the recovery cylinder.


The heat exchanger and air-cooled condenser make the units particularly suitable for applications where the refrigerant can only be recovered as vapour, for example through access valves on packaged air conditioning equipment.
The low-pressure override switch enables the units to operate intermittently in a vacuum, as required on refrigerant recovery from domestic cabinets.


A self-discharge feature is incorporated in the HC-3 to avoid mixing of refrigerants.


The HC-3 is designed for the service environment and is equipped with practical features, including:



  • An inlet compound pressure gauge, to monitor the pressure in the system

  • A discharge gauge to monitor the pressure in the recovery cylinder

  • High and Low Pressure illuminated indicators

  • Manual LP over-ride switch to ensure complete evacuation of hoses


The robust steel case is ergonomically designed to protect the fascia and the central carrying handle provides storage for the 5m mains lead.


Comprehensive instructions included with the unit illustrate simple push-pull and pass through techniques and safety procedures. When working with HC refrigerant it is recommended to use the HC-Air Fan Ventilation Module. This safety device ensures that the working area is well ventilated and any vapour, from a leak or release, will be rapidly dispersed.



Please Note: For all Export orders a member of our team will contact you to arrange shipping

Please Note - In some cases the alternatives might be under or over powered or dimensionally different, if you are unsure we recommend calling the office on 01483 869100

Why CO2?: Natural refrigerant

EU F-Gas Regulation is a key priority for European countries. It ensures compliance with the Kigali Amendment supporting international climate commitments on greenhouse gases and leading the global transition to climate-friendly HFC-free technologies.

Carbon dioxide (R–744) is regaining its place in the refrigeration world. Driven by environmental concerns, legislation is requiring increased adoption of ‘alternative’ refrigerants, of which CO2 is one.

CO2 is a very attractive refrigerant from an environmental perspective. Zero ODP and “GWP” (Global Warming Potential)=1 means natural substance in the atmosphere.

In Europe a step-by-step HFC reduction has been in place since the F Gas regulation was introduced in 2015. In fact, not only in Europe but also other countries all over the world have actively been preparing to enact the necessary domestic legislation to implement the agreement for reducing the use of HFCs.

Panasonic is now able to provide a solution in Europe with CO2 refrigeration systems to prevent global warming and to support environment-friendly retail operations.

The following table shows how well R744 (CO2) performs regarding environmental impact and safety.

HC-3 - Hydrocarbon Recovery Unit (230v)


The HC-3 refrigerant recovery / recycling unit is a simple to use, portable unit, suitable for use in all refrigerant transfer applications in the workshop or on site.


Designed specifically for use with hydrocarbon refrigerants



  • Liquid and vapour recovery with automatic changeover

  • Self-discharging and Hot Gas / Cool Gas discharge switch

  • Suitable for A3 and A2L hydrocarbon refrigerants used on domestic, commercial and automotive refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

  • High efficiency heat exchanger and inlet oil separator with drain facility

  • Sealed automatic safety high and low-pressure switches with illuminated indicators

  • Manual low-pressure override switch

  • ATEX rated cooling fans

  • High electrical specification

  • Robust painted steel casework

  • 5m hard wired mains lead with moulded plug

  • Available in 230v 50Hz and 110v 50Hz versions


HC-3 REFRIGERANT RECOVERY / RECYCLING UNIT


Developed from the established Caresaver unit, the HC-3 is an advanced service tool, specifically designed for recovering and handling hydrocarbon refrigerants. Re-developed with the service engineer in mind, the unit is smaller and lighter, whilst retaining robustness and reliability.


The HC-3 is semi-automatic and is suitable for operation with A3 and A2L hydrocarbon refrigerants used in domestic, commercial and automotive equipment.


The HC-3 unit can recover refrigerant in either liquid or vapour phase and changeover is automatic. During operation the on-board oil separator removes the entrained oil in recovered refrigerant, preventing contamination in the recovery cylinder.


The heat exchanger and air-cooled condenser make the units particularly suitable for applications where the refrigerant can only be recovered as vapour, for example through access valves on packaged air conditioning equipment.
The low-pressure override switch enables the units to operate intermittently in a vacuum, as required on refrigerant recovery from domestic cabinets.


A self-discharge feature is incorporated in the HC-3 to avoid mixing of refrigerants.


The HC-3 is designed for the service environment and is equipped with practical features, including:



  • An inlet compound pressure gauge, to monitor the pressure in the system

  • A discharge gauge to monitor the pressure in the recovery cylinder

  • High and Low Pressure illuminated indicators

  • Manual LP over-ride switch to ensure complete evacuation of hoses


The robust steel case is ergonomically designed to protect the fascia and the central carrying handle provides storage for the 5m mains lead.


Comprehensive instructions included with the unit illustrate simple push-pull and pass through techniques and safety procedures. When working with HC refrigerant it is recommended to use the HC-Air Fan Ventilation Module. This safety device ensures that the working area is well ventilated and any vapour, from a leak or release, will be rapidly dispersed.



Please Note: For all Export orders a member of our team will contact you to arrange shipping

Delivery & Returns

Delivery Policy

For Quick Pick and website items only, delivery is free of charge for orders over £50.00. For Quick Pick and website orders below £50.00, a £15.00 delivery and administration fee will be charged.

Hawco offers a next day delivery service for orders placed before 4pm Monday - Friday. The delivery service is standard to all central UK. If you require overseas or timed delivery, please call the sales office on Hawco: 01483 869070

Special Carriage Costs

When ordering online and chosing a "Special Carriage Charge" the times given are subject to a 30 minute grace period (therefore 10:30 deliveries have up to 11am to be delivered) and work off a next working day basis. Please make sure that if a timed carriage option is selected that someone is available to sign for the consignment as without this it will be subject to being returned to the delivery depot for a redelivery 1-2 days later.

N.B - Deliveries requested for Pre 9.30am are subject to being delivered as early at 7am.

N.B - All orders processed after 4pm, weekends or Bank Holidays are subjected to being processed the following working day

Returns Policy

An RMA request must be completed online at http://hawco.returnsportal.net/

If approved, an automated RMA email will be sent. This will reference a unique RMA number. The automated RMA approval email will prompt you to log into the online returns system and print off the RMA packing slip, which is to be affixed to the outside of the packaging.

N.B. Returns will not be accepted without a returns authorisation number (RMA) and will be returned at the sender’s expense.

When you have your returns authorisation number (RMA), please ensure you send the return to our Logistics Centre:

Hawco Logistics Centre,
8 Cranfield Road,
Lostock Industrial Estate,
Lostock,
Bolton, UK
BL6 4SB

N.B. - Any returns sent to the Hawco Head Office in Godalming and not the Logistics Centre address in Bolton will be refused. This may cause excessive delay in handling the return, or possible loss if your carrier mislays the delivery. Hawco cannot accept any liability for items which are not correctly addressed or packaged for return.

Credit or replacement product will only be issued on receipt and Hawco’s acceptance of faulty or damaged items. Items that are returned which are subsequently determined to have been damaged by the customer and or by their agent may be subject to an investigation and admin fee. In all instances any logistical costs incurred by Hawco during this process will be chargeable.

Item(s) must be returned within 7 days of the issue of the returns number. If not returned by this date then no credit will be given.

Items ordered incorrectly or that are surplus to requirements may be subject to a 20% restocking charge and will only be accepted within the first 3 months of sale and are still in the original packaging. Items ordered in specifically may be refused entirely.

N.B. No credit will be issued to any surplus items that are received damaged.

The customer has a 3 day window to report items that have been received damaged, failure to do so will result in your returns claim being rejected.

All deliveries and returns are subject to our standard Terms & Conditions of sale. - See more at: http://hawco.returnsportal.net/ReturnPolicy/

Please Note - In some cases the alternatives might be under or over powered or dimensionally different, if you are unsure we recommend calling the office on 01483 869100