Polar Technology Saves 775,000 Tons of CO2 from Entering the Atmosphere with SF6 Reclamation

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Polar Technology breaks SF6 abatement records with reclamation.

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Polar Technology has broken its previous year record of abating 1.2 million tons of CO2 with addition of 775,000 tons from SF6 reclamation during the year of 2013. This tonnage is the equivalent amount of CO2 that can be absorbed by 18,034,684 trees over ten years, or equal to the amount of CO2 emissions saved if 151962.4 cars were removed off the roads this year. All of which is due to the reclamation process implemented by Polar for the SF6 gas.

Sulfur Hexafluoride, better known as SF6, is a colorless, odorless, man-made gas. SF6 is primarily used in the electrical equipment industry as an electrical insulating gas. In the 1950’s, SF6 replaced oil as the primary insulator in electrical switchgear.

Although an excellent material to use as an electrical insulator, SF6 has a large greenhouse gas effect. The SF6 molecule is extremely reflective and traps a high level of radiation, creating a substantial environmental hazard. SF6 has a very high GWP (Global Warming Potential) – 23,900 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide per ton emitted. Therefore, even small amounts of SF6 emissions can constitute significant carbon-equivalent emissions.

Polar Technology, with its 20 years of proven performance handling and reclaiming that material in an EPA compliant manner, has become a market leader of SF6 reclamation. With the combination of three technicians, two high capacities SF6 reclaim machines, and an inventory of 1000’s of high pressure bottles, Polar Technology has been able to establish themselves as one of the largest SF6 re-claimers in the world. Additionally, Polar Technology has taken the abatement of SF6 a step further with the introduction of their TrakSF6 Management Solution. With the aid of this SaaS solution, not only will companies be assured complete compliance to EPA regulations, but they will also be able to identify any leaks in real-time, saving time, money, and pounds of hazardous CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

About Polar Technology
Polar Technology strives to be our customers most trusted partner, helping them innovate, connect and grow. For more than 20 years, Polar Technology has built a solid reputation in responsible reclamation and recovery but the knowledge that we have gained along with our commitment to customers lead us to create a management solution called TrakSF6®. TrakSF6® is a cloud-based SaaS solution that connects all stakeholders involved, maximizing the value of the gas and creating sustainable growth for our customers. With manufacturing facilities in Nashville, TN, Ontario, CA and Puerto Rico, Polar now delivers a complete management solution that increases customer loyalty, sharpens your competitive edge, provides significant savings and ensures regulatory compliance. For more information about Polar Technology or TrakSF6®, please visit http://www.sf6authority.com.

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