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). info@shawcity.co.uk

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 (see ‘Selection of fridge and shredder plants’ in ‘End of life options’).