Identification and testing of core materials

The 3 steps on panel identification and various tips are set out in the Guide.

Reference is made to Pentane – a non-ODS blowing agent used increasingly since 2000. Pentane can be detected using ToxiVision EX with tube and probe. This is a simple hand-held portable detector available from Shawcity Ltd (01367 246 960).

In cases where it is not clear whether the blowing agent was an ODS gas, small samples can be sent to laboratories for analysis – Mayer Environmental (020 8847 3637) or similar – or use Blue Castle Business Services (contact 01400 283622). For more information, see ‘Selection of fridge and shredder plants’ in ‘End of life options’.