Services

RefriApp Services

Our services range from own repair and maintenance of the systems we sell, to engineering planning services for improvement in facilities, education and training.
Repair and service center
At RefriApp we undertake to repair any of our systems or to solve any doubt or question about them.
Refrigerant Circuits Cleaning
We serve to the professionals our experience and our systems for cleaning refrigeration equipment.
Facilities Improvement and Optimization planning
Our engineers are specialized in improvement plans and optimization of refrigeration facilities.
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Our product manuals and other useful information.
Glossary of Terms
We provide you with a complete glossary defining the terms related to refrigeration sector.
Education and Training Services
We have extensive experience training professionals for the appropriate use of our systems.

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Information about our Products and Services

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Product brochures
Our product brochures: Fri3Oil System, ClimaCheck, LecoSystem, Ultraprobe, Metreco, Neutronics and Lifa.
User manuals
Consult the user manuals of our main products.

Fri3Oil System

ClimaCheck

Metreco

Ultraprobe

LECOsystem

Neutronics Refrigerant Identifiers

LIFA Air

Fri3Oil System

  • Manual de usuario Fri3Oil System  /  Castellano, v2013. Sólo Clientes.
  • Fri3Oil System user manual  /  English, v2013. Only Customers.

Metreco

Ultraprobe

LECOsystem

Neutronics Refrigerant Identifiers

Presentations
Technical and commercial presentations about RefriApp products and services.
Resources
Check out the list of free resources we offer.

RefriApp

ClimaCheck

Leaks detection and control

Metreco

LIFA Air

IT Resources

Case studies
Download case studies here our recovery services, cleaning and recycling of refrigerating equipment or facilities improvement reports.

R22 retrofit on AC System in Barcelona

Estudio comparativo de 4 refrigerantes para baja temperatura de evaporación

Retrofit de un sistema con R-404A a R-407A

Retrofit de un sistema frigorífico con R-404A a R-407A, en baja temperatura de evaporación( -30ºC). Personal de Ramifrío, Joaquín Tena, Fernando Gutiérrez. Diciembre, 2013.

Aplicación práctica de equipo con R-442 a baja temperatura

Tech Service Assistance

Tech Service Center

RefriApp repair and maintenance systems that we sell.
Repair and Maintenance Guaranteed
The after-sales service guarantees to all our customers, thanks to the team and technological resources that integrate RefriApp.

RefriApp conceives the perfect after-sales service from the counseling and care to offer the best solution to our customers. Doubts, special needs, unexpected failures or emergencies need to be answered as quickly as possible effectively.

We have an after-sales Service Center for Fri3Oil System repairs, national and worldwide.

Our mechanics team will update your F3OS to a Brand new state.

Tech Service Assistance
We guarantee the after-sales service center for repair our machines, around the country and internationally.

Tech Service Assistance Contact

  • Polígono Industrial La Juaida
    C/ Sierra Alhamilla, 47. 04240. Viator
    Almería, Spain
  • +34 950 304 479 (Assistance in Spain)
    +34 628 754 191 (International assistance)

Glosary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Our glossary contains explanations about terms and interesting concepts from A to Z.

A

Absorción

Cuando la radiación electromagnética alcanza un objeto, este absorbe una parte de la energía incidente. La absorción de radiación

infrarroja conlleva el calentamiento del objeto. Un objeto caliente emite más radiación infrarroja que otro más frío. La radiación infrarroja absorbida se convierte en radiación infrarroja emitida por el objeto. El coeficiente de absorción corresponde a la emisividad. La radiación infrarroja incidente sobre el objeto que no se absorbe se refleja o se transmite (se deja pasar).

C

Caudal

Por caudal entendemos el volumen de un medio que se mueve a través de una sección transversal dentro de un período de tiempo dado.

Celsius

Unidad de temperatura. A presión normal el cero de la escala Celsius (0 °C) coincide con el punto de congelación del agua. Otro punto fijo de la escala es el punto de ebullición del agua a 100 °C.

°C = (°F – 32) / 1,8 y °C = K – 273,15.

ClimaCheck

Es una unidad inteligente especializada en la recolección de datos, especialmente desarrollada para realizar eficazmente “inspecciones de rendimiento”, junto con el software ClimaCheck, de sistemas de refrigeración, aire acondicionado y bomba de calor.

Condensador

Un condensador es un intercambiador de calor entre fluidos, de modo que mientras uno de ellos se enfría, pasando de estado gaseoso a estado líquido, el otro se calienta. Se fabrican en tamaños y disposiciones diversas para ser empleados en numerosos procesos térmicos.

E

Evaporador

Un condensador es un intercambiador de calor entre fluidos, de modo que mientras uno de ellos se enfría, pasando de estado gaseoso a estado líquido, el otro se calienta. Se fabrican en tamaños y disposiciones diversas para ser empleados en numerosos procesos térmicos.

F

Fri3Oil System

Es un sistema basado en una máquina frigorífica, pensada por frigoristas especialmente desarrollado para la limpieza de circuitos frigoríficos de un modo completamente AUTOMÁTICO y que sirve para otras funciones, como Recuperar y al mismo tiempo Reciclar TODOS los refrigerantes halocarbonados.

H

HEPA

High-efficiency particulate air.

L

LecoSystem

LecoSystem es un sistema electrónico calibrado para el control y la detección a distancia de fugas de refrigerante en instalaciones de frío comercial e industrial.

Lifa Air

Equipos para la inspección y la limpieza deconductos de ventilación y de aire acondicionado.

N

NDIR (Non-Dispersive Infrared)

NDIR (Non-Dispersive Infrared) sensors are simple spectroscopic devices often used for gas analysis. The key components of an NDIR sensor are an infrared source (lamp), a sample chamber or light tube, a wavelength filter and an infrared detector. The gas is pumped or diffuses into the sample chamber and gas concentration is measured electro-optically by its absorption of a specific wavelength in the infrared (IR).

R

REA

The REA is an outer container of oil (7.1 litres), three-level viewfinders, which mainly has 4 different uses:

  1. REA Permanent: Connected to the basic system machine, its mission is to take all the impurities from the cleaning of cooling circuits: oils, acids, water, etc.
  2. REA Intermediate: This REA is placed between the basic machine and the Fri3Oil System where we have water. Their goal is receiving most of the water from circuit, preventing it from getting into the basic machine and thus not form ice
  3. Management and use of POE or PAG oils. Due to hygroscopicity of these oils, it is advisable to introduce, just open your container in a REA, and pressurize with vapor refrigerant or N2. In this way, the oil will remain tight and away from moisture, in order to use the quantities we want in the time frame we want, without prejudice to the oil.
  4. Handling lubrication enhancing additives. These additives are very similar to those POE oils, and somewhat hygroscopic. So it’s recommended to handle with REA’s to not to damage it.

U

UltraProbe 100

Ultraprobe 100 KT1 es un receptor de ultrasonidos, que puede detectar y localizar cualquier sonido de alta frecuencia.

Aplicado a la refrigeración y el aire acondicionado, puede detectar las turbulencias que se producen en un escape de gas de una instalación.

Metreco

Metreco

The wireless digital analyzer that measures and records HVAC and refrigeration system critical data in real-time, including the COP.

It allows quick inspections and early warnings

RefriApp distributes Metreco in Spain and Portugal, as well as training.

Of course it is possible to check COP factory settings of a HVAC & Refrigeration system. But that would be like believing factory denominations in a commercial car.

The truth is that COP of any system depends largely on the operating conditions. Therefore, there is no alternative to average it against the expected conditions, right? Wrong. Meet the new Smart-COP Metreco function.

The wireless measurement system provides the COP values. Fast, accurate and real-time. Imagine a refrigeration technician telling to his client: “I just improving COP from 3 to 4. This saves XXX, XX € a year. Your Welcome”.

Up to 10 sensors simultaneously transmit data to the handheld console

With Metreco is possible to demonstrate the energy efficiency before and after the intervention on the refrigeration system and the savings that made it possible.
  • 1 Charging station / case.
  • Metreco handheld.
  • 1 Low Pressure Sensor 20 Bar.
  • 1 High Pressure Sensors 50 Bar.
  • 3 Temperature sensors -50+150°C.
  • 1 Amp-probe with Rogowski coil.
  • Adaptor 220V / 12V.
  • Set of hoses & connectors.
  • USB cable.
  • Manual.
  • 1 Charging station / case.
  • Metreco Handheld.
  • 1 Low Pressure Sensor 20 Bar.
  • 2 High Pressure Sensors 50 Bar.
  • 3 Temperature sensors -50+150°C.
  • 1 Absolute Vacuumgauge with overpressure & ball valve.
  • 1 Amp-probe with Rogowski coil.
  • 1 Repeater (range extender).
  • Adaptor 220V / 12V.
  • 12V cigarette lighter plug.
  • Set of hoses & connectors.
  • USB cable.
  • Manual.
  • Dynamic real-time measurement.
  • Range: + 200bar.
  • Registration certificate data.
  • HFCs, HFOs, CO2, NH3.
  • Overheating, supercooling, Delta P & T.
  • Pressure and vacuum test.
  • Reporting and Audit Trail.
  • Customer database and system.
  • USB connection. No software needed.

A valuable tool for technicians and mechanics

Metreco technology allows mechanics to inspect the premises quickly and fairly accurate.

Metreco allows technicians and refrigeration mechanics to save energy, time and money. Now the measurement is mobile and intelligent. That’s Metreco.

Outline of operation

Discovering METRECO

METRECO Demostration

Ask us a quote for Metreco without commitment
Meet our prices and financing facilities
Documentation
Discover Metreco catalog with all its technical characteristics.
Training
Information regarding Metreco training courses.

For more information visit the Metreco official website.

RefriApp related Products

Limpieza de circuitos frigorificos

Optimization Studies for R&AC Installations

Optimization Studies for R&AC Installations

Our Engineers are specialized in studies of improvement and optimization of Refrigeration and AC installations.
Optimization Analysis of R&AC Systems
We offer to our customers studies to evaluate the possible improvement of their refrigeration installations.
Energy efficiency studies in Facilities
RefriApp makes available to their clients the experience of their professionals in the study and evaluation of the energy efficiency of their facilities. The refrigerant industry is a significant energy consumer.

The refrigerant industry is a significant energy consumer.

Until recently, the aspect of energy consumption of the facilities did not have the adequate design, implementation, or maintenance. However, increases in electricity prices and ongoing adjustments in the prices of the products, they are causing in recent years a radical change in the approach to this aspect by those responsible for industries.

As a result of insufficient significance that was given to the consumer, we have now a strong potential for improving efficiency and design of new foreclosures and modifications of plants in service as well as energy saving on maintenance existing and new.

Thanks to the team of technical professionals available at RefriApp, and with tools for monitoring and evaluation of refrigeration systems, as ClimaCheck, we offer:

  • Energy efficiency full reports.
  • Improvements reports, analysing before and after a cleaning on a circuit.
  • Troubleshooting.

Recent studies conducted

Retrofit of a Climaveneta chiller in Huelva
Retrofit of a Climaveneta chiller in Huelva
Monday, 10 February 2014
Retrofit of a chiller in Madrid
Retrofit of a chiller in Madrid
Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cleaning refrigerant circuits

Cleaning Refrigerant circuits


We serve industry professionals all our experience and equipment for cleaning refrigeration equipment.
Technical assistance for cleaning refrigeration circuits
RefriApp makes available to professionals in the refrigeration and air conditioning our experience in following scenarios:
  • Compressor mechanical failure or electrical failure, lack of lubricity, oil acidity, etc.
  • Conversions of R22+MO –> HFC+POE/PAG.
  • Water inlet due to a heat exchanger fracture.
Equipment rental
We offer to our customers our technologies also through eventual rent of our systems for specific cases:
  • Compressor failure because acidity.
  • Water inlet by a heat exchanger connected.
  • Conversion or retrofit of R22 facilities.
  • Inspection, search and solving other problems, etc.

Cleaning latest projects

Cleaning of refrigeration systems in road transports in Madrid
Cleaning of refrigeration systems in road transports in Madrid
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Cleaning a flooded of water Ciatesa chiller in Madrid
Cleaning a flooded of water Ciatesa chiller in Madrid
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Flushing a supermarket in Madrid
Flushing a supermarket in Madrid
Monday, 13 July 2015
Flushing a Hitachi VRV System in Madrid
Flushing a Hitachi VRV System in Madrid
Thursday, 4 June 2015

FAQs F3OS

Fri3Oil System WAT!

HVAC&R circuits and refrigerant gases cleaning system.

Is the System able to recover and recycle all refrigerants?

Fri3Oil System can recover and recycle on site all halocarbon refrigerants: CFC’s, HCFC’s y HFC’s.

After one cleaning, is it posible to reuse the old recycled refrigerant with Fri3Oil System?

Refrigerants, once recovered and recycled, have a minimum quantity of impurities: less than 600ppm in the worst of cases. This quality makes them ideal for their reuse, with a total  security that they will not damage the equipment in which they are introduced.

Is it posible to extract WATER from a plant in which, for example a heat exchanger has been communicated, and it is flooded in water?

The cleaning of water is one of the most difficult(I´d rather say complex) practices we can do with Fri3Oil System, due to the problems of ice blockages that can be created in key points like: the dryer at the entrance of the main machine, or in the expansion valve.

However, and through a proccess which is perfectly explained in our training DVD, it is possible to extract until the last drop of water from any plant, saving this way these equipments that, otherwise would be disposed.

I have to RETROFIT from MO to POE, can Fri3Oil System help me in this task?

As we mentioned, it is a cleaning system for refrigerated circuits, that can also recover and recycle any halocarbon refrigerant at the samen time.

This means that, once we have recovered all the HCFC refrigerant from a plant, we will have reclyced it all and separated it from the MO that used to contain.

Therefore, if we proceed to the cleaning of the interior of the circuit,  we will assure the total extraction of the installation MO content, avoiding this way, a phase separation by an excess of MO and its mixure with POE. The HCFC would be kept and recycled, bieng idela for maintenance services until end of 2014.

Could the system be used to clean up recovered refrigerant which has been taken out of a plant and stored in a recovery cylinder?

YES, of course, and not only it can be recycled and reused without problems, but also that cylinder that stores the gas can be cleaned as well.

About the REA,what is it exactly, and what are its functions?

The REA is an 7,1ltr capacity External Oil Recipient, that mainly has 3 funcitons:

  1. Permanent REA: It is connected to the main machine on each cleaning. Its mission is to house all the dirt from the circuit interior: Oliz, acids, water, etc.
  2. Intermediate REA: This REA is placed between the Fri3Oil System main machine and a circuit in which, predictably/likely there is water. Its objective is to receive the major part of this water, in order to avoid it entering the machine and create obstruction problems. For further information, please consult our Training DVD.
  3. POE oils Handling: One of the principal uses of the REA by our clients is the handling of POE oils. It is used to store the spare oil. Once in the REA, it is pressurized by  the refrigerant we cose, in order to sep it untl it use, avoiding its damage by air exposition. For further information, please read the  Artícle 15, The REA, uses and applications.

In which installations can it be applied?

Fri3Oil System is valid for ALL installations containing halocarbon refrigerants, independently of its size.

For Information about special installations cleaning due to their big size, please consult clients/users FAQ´s section in our website, or our Training DVD.

I have recovered and recycled with Fri3Oil System 150kg of R-134a refrigerant from a plant, from which I have extracted 6 ltr. Of contaminated oil. What do i have to do with this contaminated oil? Should I throw it away? Can it be recycled? Who is in charge of that?

All this dirt is sent in a non-hermetically-sealed recipient to a waste dealer, like any oil coming from a recovery. The waste dealer will incinerate these products.

How do you know that the refrigerant has been cleaned to an adequate standard?

The System has been tested many times in lab and it always achieved a less than 200ppm result of impurities in the recycled refrigerant, in the worst of the cases.

What is an acceptable European Standard for the quality of refrigerant (Moisture Content (ppm), Particulates, Blend % Corruption, etc.

There are no fixed regulations about it, except ARI720 which affects to virgin product, and not recycled one.

Regarding the blends, there are only some doubts concerning those high glide products, like R-407C, that should be analized in case of doubt. In the practice, what professionals do is to recover this refrigerant in quantities of 1tn in a recipient, which is later sent to the waste dealer. The waste dealer, with the authorisation of the “patenter” will “re-compose” the product.

For the rest of the blends with low glide, no comprobation is needed. The performance of the product, and its vapur tension is very similar to the original one.

Does the Fri3Oil Machine Empty / Self-Evacuate itself thoroughly and to what level in order to avoid cross contamination when working with different refrigerants?

The Fri3Oil System main machine does not self-evacuate. It is necessary” an ordinary recovery machine, by communicating the high-low pressure, opnening the by-pass valve asd through the oil take, and valve 10 it is possible to extract all the oil remaining in the unit, except a few ppm that can remain inside the oil in the main mahcine compressor carter.

Is the FriOil Machine safe for use with Hydrocarbon Refrigerants?

Eventhough, inside the controller program, it is possible to find these refrigerants, and, technically it is viable, we decided to remove them, as they would not pass an explosion proof.

How is Oil Contamination between the System Oil and the Fri3Oil System Compressor Oil avoided?

It is not posible to do more of what physically the liquid separator does.

Nevertheless, there are little particles that pass with the refrigerant vapour to the compressor carter. For this reason, we recomend, not only to replace the oil when needed, but also to change it each 200working hours, as a preventitive measure, in order to get a better lubricity of the oil and compressor.

How can I clean the REA Fri3Oil System Vessels for future re-use?

The REA must be cleaned with the same principles that we use for any equipment, and that can be learned in the training course.

In the practice, refrigerant is injected through the liquid valve, sucking by the vapour one, and having placed the REA upside down. For the final recovery of the remaining refrigerant which there is from the vapour valve to the bottom, the REA must be tilted, in order to leave in the lowest point the vapour valve.

What UK companies will accept refrigerant recovered via the FriOil System which is sent to them for destruction? (The REA has to be returned or you must transfer to normal recovery Cylinder? This requires another Recovery Machine which in turn might become contaminated)

This question is answered in question no. 8

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