HRP and BOC have signed a new long-term agreement through which HRP will distribute BOC gases to the refrigeration and air conditioning industries.
With the support of BOC, HRP claims to have developed the most comprehensive service of advice, supply, recovery and reprocessing available to the UK industry. The company also supplies accredited training in the safe handling of refrigerants.
Managing director of HRP, Mandy Pilgrim, said: 'Refrigerants have become an increasingly complex area, with regulations on handling, use and disposal. Our aim has been to provide contractors with a service which helps them to meet all their obligations.'
HRP cylinders for regularly used gases are barcoded to allow easy tracking throughout their life. Contractors can log into the company's system to view the status of cylinders booked out to them and use the system to track cylinders within their own businesses. The company also helps with recovery of refrigerant, reprocessing where feasible and disposal to legal requirements.
Supply is assured through delivery or collection from HRP's 15 service centres, with strategic support stock held at four HRP hubs and by BOC to ensure volume availability. Both companies are actively pursuing plans to widen distribution options to bring greater convenience to the market.
Sales and marketing manager for BOC refrigerants, Ruth Leland, said: 'We are delighted to renew this agreement with HRP. Over twelve years we have refined and developed a depth of service that meets the changing needs of the industry.'
Training in F Gas and Hydrocarbon handling is provided at HRP's Technical Centre in Slough and through service centres around the UK. A wide range of industry related courses cover refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps and other environmental technologies.