Designed and built by our founder Wayne Baker, the Baker Refrigeration Pump-Out Unit is an invaluable tool when it comes to making changes to the high pressure side of an ammonia system. In the past, it was acceptable to simply valve off a section of piping, then bleed off the ammonia to the atmosphere or suitable water basin. Concerns from environmental agencies, such as the EPA and OSHA, have made it desirable to refrain from releasing refrigerant to the atmosphere or to local waste water facilities. Evacuating the high side in this manner is also usually a time consuming process which hinders progress in the limited tie-in window available.
The self-contained mobile Pump-Out Unit enables us to safely evacuate the ammonia from the high side of a system, make the necessary changes, and return the recovered refrigerant to the system with no losses. All this in a fraction of the time as conventional methods.