ASC 5500RPA Low Emission

  • ASC 5500RPA Low Emission
ASC 5500RPA Low Emission

Low emission service unit for R 1234yf with integrated gas identifier. Close to 100 % refrigerant recovery.

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Product Description

Close to 100 % discharge in four steps

Most A/C service units available in the market today are using three major process steps: refrigerant recovery via the compressor, evacuation of the refrigerant circuit via the vacuum pump, and refrigerant recharging. WAECO ASC Low Emission service units are using an additional process step to ensure that close to 100 % of the refrigerant can be recovered.

In this process step the vacuum pump teams up with the compressor to recover also the residual amount of refrigerant contained in the oil. This additional step – indicated by the orange ECO LED on the new operator display – gives two major advantages. First, there’s virtually no refrigerant lost or escaping into the environment. Second, the exact amount of the recovered refrigerant can be identified in the subsequent weighing. This avoids misinterpretation with regard to the tightness of the A/C system, which would otherwise lead to unnecessary troubleshooting and costly repairs.

ASC 2500G manometer panel

The 4 steps of the WAECO Low Emission service process

STEP 1
Refrigerant recovery: The refrigerant is recovered from the vehicles A/C system with the help of the compressor of the A/C service unit.

STEP 2
Used oil drainage: The vacuum pump teams up with the compressor to recover also the residual amount of refrigerant contained in the oil, also during the drainage of the used oil. No refrigerant lost or escaping into the environment.

STEP 3
Vacuum phase: The vacuum pump is switched on automatically and ensures deep down evacuation of the A/C system. Since the vacuum pump is connected to the internal container of the Low Emission service unit, the refrigerant does not escape into the environment now, but is collected in the internal container.

STEP 4
Refrigerant recharging: The A/C system is charged with the vehicle-specific amount of refrigerant from the tank of the A/C service unit.

Please note that the sustainable and economical use of R 134a will be an issue of growing importance in the future!
The EU directive about the shortage of available R 134a resources has already been in force since 1st January 2015.

THE NEW EU F-GAS REGULATION

The new F-gas regulation of the European Union has been in force since January 1st 2015. Aiming at a reduction of the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases, it regulates, among other things, the import quantities for the marketing of R 134a refrigerant. One thing is for sure already: R 134a is going to run short and will become very expensive. Refrigerant loss will be something no workshop can afford in the future.

Invest in a low-emission service unit now to be able to offer your customers an attractive and cost-efficient A/C service in the long run. Dometic WAECO’s well engineered low-emission concept keeps you a step ahead of your competitors.

Phase-down timetable for R 134a

Years Reduction
2015 100%
2016 – 2017 93%
2018 – 2020 63%
2021 – 2023 45%
2024 – 2026 31%
2027 – 2029 24%
2030 21%
Phase-down timetable for R 134a
Phase-down timetable for R 134a

Low emission service unit for R 1234yf
with integrated gas identifier

They may be only a few, but they are there – the first new vehicle models with A/C systems prepared for the use of R 1234yf refrigerant. Brand-bound motor garages, in particular, are obliged to get prepared for servicing these systems. Against this backdrop WAECO’s AirCon professionals have designed, in close cooperation with the automotive industry, the ASC 5500RPA service unit. As R 1234yf is very sensitive to contamination with other refrigerants, the ASC 5500RPA was fitted with an integrated analysis tool that checks the refrigerant purity. Designed inside out for use with R 1234yf refrigerant, the ASC 5500RPA meets fire regulations and offers all the benefits known from the “classic” models in the ASC series.

ASC 5500RPA Low Emission in workshop
  • Sturdy metal housing
  • Charging cylinder storage capacity: 16 kg, vacuum pump capacity: 5 cars/h
  • Optional: humidity free storage and feeding system for fresh oil and UV additive
  • Integrated fully automatic refrigerant analysis function
  • Fully automatic refrigerant recycling, oil and additive management
  • Automatic vacuum check
  • Automatic leak check prior to service start
  • Automatic charging of leak detection additive
  • Integrated refrigerant charging and recovery amount management
  • Integrated charging amount database
  • Complies with SAE J 2099, 2788 and 2843
  • Close to 100 % refrigerant recovery
  • Personalised charging amount database
  • Operator guidance via large display
  • Heated charging cylinder for high-speed charging, heat-up also possible during the charging process
  • Special, 8-bearing weighing platform
  • Special air conditioner flush function
  • Large recessed tray for tools
  • Also suitable for hybrid vehicles
  • Patented used oil container
  • Including adapter for non-returnable bottles 1/4″ HD
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Extra safety

The service unit comes with integrated refrigerant analysis function. Explosion protection: hazard analysis performed by an independent test institute.
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Automatic, regular leak check

Automatic leak check prior to service start
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Switch-on delay and external ventilation

R 1234yf is flammable under certain conditions. Therefore, the system start will only activate the external fan. After the fan has been running for 35 seconds, the voltage is passed on to the system.
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Low-emission concept

Close to 100 % refrigerant recovery.

Product data

Power Supply

220/240 V – 50/60 Hz

Suitable for refrigerant

R 1234yf

Purity of recovered refrigerant according to SAE J 2099

yes

Refrigerant recovery rate in kg/h

30

Vacuum pump capacity

5 cars/h

Performance of the hermetic compressor in kW

0.32

Dry filter capacity in kg

150

Refrigerant recycling rate

Close to 100 %

Can be used as diagnosis tool

yes

Charging cylinder/useful capacity (kg)

15

Charging amount indicated by

Display

Refrigerant analysis

integrated / automatic

Recovery/recycling

automatic

Purging of non-condensable gases

automatic / electronic

Purging of used oil

automatic

Evacuation

automatic

Vacuum check

automatic

Nitrogen leak check

no

Injection of leak detection additive

automatic

Injection of oil into the A/C system

automatic

Refrigerant charging

automatic

High/low pressure indicated by

Manometer

Vacuum indicated on

Display

Total process control via display

yes

Option to set the evacuation time

yes

Protocol print-out with printer

yes

USB connection for software- and database updates

no

Printer

yes

Service hoses (SAE standard), 3 m

yes

Service hoses (SAE standard), 8 m

no

Valve adapter for WAECO refrigerant bottles

yes

Operating instructions

yes

Adapter for 500 ml fresh oil and UV tracer dye bottle

yes

Used oil container

yes

Hermetically closed used oil container

yes

Heated refrigerant tank / fluid pump

yes / no

Dust cover

yes

Goggles / safety gloves

yes

Test bottles UV additive, 100 ml

yes

Test bottle of double end capped PAG oil for R 1234yf, 100 ml

yes

Dimensions (W x H x D, in mm)

560 x 1300 x 650

Weight (kg)

110

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Professional standard

ASC by WAECO is, and has been for years, the abbreviation for excellent quality and cutting-edge technology in A/C service equipment. The series is constantly improved and complemented to meet future requirements. All ASC service units are state of the art and fully automatic

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