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Dependable Refrigerant Storage & Recycling When Systems Go Down

29 October 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - Wheeling, IL

A fast-working Refrigerant Storage and Recovery (RSR) system is imperative when your chiller or cooling system is down for service. But, fast working isn't all you need. Your storage and recovery system needs to be dependable, every time!

YORK® Refrigerant Storage/Recycling (RSR) systems offer all the features a field service technician needs. These compact, portable, self-contained units are easy to operate for fast chiller evacuation. Capacities are AHRI certified to assure performance as specified. These units are self-contained packages specifically engineered to provide refrigerant recovery capabilities for commercial and industrial applications requiring serviceability. It consists of a refrigerant compressor, oil separator, storage receiver, heater, water-cooled condenser, filter drier and necessary valves and hoses to remove, replace and distill CFC and HCFC refrigerants. All necessary controls and safety devices are permanently mounted. The RSR package is permanently mounted or made portable (via swivel casters with lock brakes).

Businesses can’t afford unnecessary downtime. Fortunately, Chicago Compressors & Specialty Products stands ready-to-ship units on most of our standard options. Special options include tank sizing to meet your needs, vertical tanks, external liquid level gauges, customer specified connection sizes, rupture disks, and Canadian Registration Numbers. With up to 4,000 pound storage tanks available for your immediate needs, all of our RSR units are precision-built. Each product undergoes thorough testing before shipping. That’s why companies across the nation rely on us to provide the right solution. Contact us for more information on refrigerant storage and recycling.

York Compressors are the Best Choice For Your Business

22 October 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - Remanufactured Air Compressor - Wheeling, IL

Productivity with less expense is what makes any business successful. Expenses are unavoidable so choosing wisely what your business spends money on is the key. More efficient production through equipment and employees can be attained through updated and well-running technology. New and Remanufactured Semi-Hermetic Twin Screw York Compressors will lead to an increase in productivity.

When it's YORK® equipment - don't look any further than the original equipment manufacturer. Choosing new and fully remanufactured, not just rebuilt, screw and reciprocating compressors for comfort or process cooling in hospitals, schools, office buildings, computer labs, process plants, and manufacturing operations will lead to increased productivity.

With compressors from 12 to 150 tons, you can choose the replacement compressor you need. If not, you can choose expedited remanufacturing of your own compressor.

The goal at Chicago Compressors & Specialty Products is to help businesses stay on top of their operations and minimize their equipment downtimes. Each new and remanufactured compressor we ship is expertly manufactured to serve long-term duty, not simply rebuilt to be a temporary stopgap.

For more tips on Compressor, contact Chicago Compressors & Specialty Products.

Rebuilt vs. Remanufactured Compressors

16 October 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - Remanufactured Compressors

When your compressor needs replacement, you have some options: have your compressor rebuilt or reconditioned, buy a new compressor, or you can choose a remanufactured unit.

While rebuilt and remanufactured compressors look the same, they are very different. It is important to understand the differences and distinct characteristics of the rebuilt solution before deciding.

The air conditioning and refrigeration compressor components in rebuilt units are cleaned and repaired. When a part is too worn and beyond repair, that component is replaced with the same part taken from another used compressor. Consequently, you cannot be sure that the salvaged components in a rebuilt compressor unit are in perfect condition. If the part is worn, this can result in increased friction between moving components. This can result in increased friction causing excessive wear and tear. Over time the unit will fail.

By contrast, remanufactured units are totally remanufactured to conform to the standards of a brand-new unit. Apart from cleaning and replacing worn parts with new, a remanufactured compressor unit can be enhanced for better durability, energy efficiency, performance. This means that all the mechanical tolerances are raised to the most recent OEM standards. The remanufacturing process demands a complete tear down of every returned compressor.

There is a big difference between rebuilt or reconditioned compressors and remanufactured products. Because rebuilt compressors can consist of used components possible uneven wear and ultimately premature failure can result.

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products offers high-quality remanufactured compressors including semi-hermetic twin screw compressors and semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors. Both are tested to be the best before we put our name on it.

To find out more about our remanufacturing process or to learn more about our products, contact us.

Important Safety Guidelines When Handling Water-Cooled Recovery and Recycling Units

7 October 2020

Chicago Compressor and Specialty Products - RP-2200 Water Cooled Recovery Pak, Portable Recovery Pak

Business owners across the country and across the world require the refrigerants within their systems to be stored while routine maintenance and emergency repairs are conducted. We’re here today to remind returning and prospective customers that for years now, Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products has provided Water-Cooled Refrigerant Recovery units to business owners to empower them to capture and reuse their expensive refrigerant assets.

Refrigerant storage and recovery is a complex process that involves complex machinery. We provide the specialized equipment that is required to safely conduct the refrigerant storage and recovery process.

Here at Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products, our team is composed of trained technicians who specialize in the wide variety of different types of compressors and refrigerant storage units. We can help you find the right compressor for your application. Contact Chicago Compressor and Specialty Products to learn more about safely storing and recovering your refrigerant supply.

Proper Compressor Maintenance Reduces Business Operations Cost

30 September 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - Compressor in Wheeling, IL

It is incredibly important to regularly perform preventative maintenance of the air compressors that you employ within your business. High pressure compressed air is a critical utility in many business operations’ and when managed correctly, serves as a safe and effective power source. High pressure compressors require a prudent amount of operational caution.

For almost 40 years, Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products has been providing standard-setting remanufactured York compressors, refrigerant storage & recovery systems, and a host of other specialty products and services.

Since the very beginning, we've been remanufacturing York compressors using only factory-approved parts and engineering-certified processes. We also offer both customized and ready-to-ship refrigerant recovery & storage systems that help businesses stay on top of their operations and minimize their equipment downtimes.

Additionally, our specialty products and services go beyond RSR: our PressurePak units facilitate checks for chiller leaks in an easy and fast manner. Between all of our offerings, we provide products and services that are critical to many businesses and operations.

For more on how to maximize your business’ compressor functionality, contact Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products.

COMPRESSORS: Gives The High-Powered Flexibility For Efficient Application

23 September 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - MTS - Air-Cooled Twin Screw Compressor

Remanufactured semi-hermetic twin-screw compressor services here in Wheeling is a path to dramatic business operations cost savings versus the option of purchasing new. We are about to tell you why.

There's a big difference between rebuilt or reconditioned compressor services (which other companies deliver) our remanufacturing process. Rebuilt compressors most often consist of used components from other similar compressors, resulting in possible uneven wear and ultimately premature failure. Our remanufacturing process involves a complete tear down of every one of your compressors and a complete replacement of rebuilt compressors with factory-approved replacement parts.

To fully understand the difference between what other compressor maintenance companies do and what we do here at Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products, you need only give us a call. There simply is no comparison to end-product quality, reliability, and longevity of compressor, large and small, when they are fully and professionally remanufactured.

Before heavily investing in compressor services, learn your options and how to get the best value for your business operations maintenance dollar. Contact Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products.

What is A Semi-Hermetic Compressor and How It Works

16 September 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products here in Wheeling is your go to for remanufactured semi-hermetic compressor service. Let’s take a moment to discuss our gas compressor While these compressors only pump “gas” they are specific to the HVAC business. Using the words like “gas compressor” can be mis-leading to the oil and gas industry who also use another version of compressors to move and transfer “gas” which is a completely different type of compressor. service offering and why Wheeling has trusted us for years now.

A gas compressor is a mechanical machine that raises the gas pressure by lowering gas volume. They come in 3 types --- open, hermetic, and semi-hermetic. The designs are in accordance with the position of the motor drive and compressor with respect to the compressed gas or vapor. Hermetic compressors are sealed, thus, you can't access its internal parts. Semi-hermetic compressors, on the other hand, make use of a large cast metal shell designed with gasketed covers with screws that allows the user to open and replace any faulty motor or damaged components.

For almost 40 years, Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products has been providing standard-setting remanufactured York compressors, refrigerant storage & recovery systems, and a host of other specialty products and services.

The remanufacturing shop was born from the York Regional Parts Center in Wheeling, Illinois. From there it grew for 22 years, until the shop was acquired by Johnson Controls in 2004. This arrangement lasted just over a decade, until Resolute Industrial took ownership of the business as part of a major acquisition in 2015. Now under Resolute's wing, our business has taken on the name of Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products. But while our name and ownership has changed over the years, the quality services and products we provide are just as excellent as they were in 1982.

To learn more about the value of our remanufactured semi-hermetic compressor service offerings here in Wheeling, contact Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products.

Overwhelming Value of the Remanufactured Air Compressor

9 September 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - Remanufactured Air Compressor - Wheeling, IL

For almost 40 years, Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products has been providing standard-setting remanufactured York compressors, refrigerant storage & recovery systems, and a host of other specialty products to the greater Wheeling area and beyond. Since the very beginning, we've been remanufacturing York compressors using only factory-approved parts and engineering-certified processes. We also offer both customized and ready-to-ship refrigerant recovery & storage systems that help businesses stay on top of their operations and minimize their equipment downtimes.

Today, we want to share with you the 13-step process that we execute before we ever put our name on a remanufactured air compressor. Those steps are

  1. Receiving
  2. Teardown
  3. Washing
  4. Cleaning System
  5. Pre-Assembly
  6. Assembly
  7. Finished Assembly
  8. Leak Test
  9. Test Panel
  10. Vacuum Test
  11. Painting
  12. Compressor Skidding
  13. Compressor Readied for Shipping

Every element of this 13-step process is systematically managed and too involved to cover fully in this single blog post. Therefore, we invite you to learn the details of all 13 steps by reviewing the specifics of our air compressor remanufacturing process.

To learn more about the extreme valued associated with investing in remanufactured air compressors vice new, contact Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products.

Why Should Industrial Refrigerants Be Recycled?

31 August 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - Wheeling, IL

This blog post is to introduce our refrigerant storage and recovery services. When your chiller or cooling system is down for service, either scheduled or emergency, you need a fast-working Refrigerant Storage & Recovery (RSR) system you can depend on every time. Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products is Wheeling’s renowned provider of new and remanufactured compressors and RSR units.

As business owners, we are all sensitive to the environmental impact of our operations on the environment. Of course, we are all governed by the “Clean Air Act” and our products and services are designed not only to recapture your valuable and reusable resources, but to ensure that you do not run afoul of the Clean Air Act. Why is recapturing refrigerants particularly important?

Synthetic refrigerants can have a damaging, irreversible impact on the ozone layer when discharged into the atmosphere. Moreover, when refrigerants in liquid form are discarded at a disposal site, it can alter the soil composition permanently. For this reason, the government has mandated the proper recovery, recycling, and reclaim of refrigerants to prevent leakages as a measure to protect the environment and keep the community safe.

For all compressors, refrigerant storage and recovery, or specialty product needs that arise, contact Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products anytime.

High-Quality Remanufactured Compressors Offer Superb Value

26 August 2020

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products - MTS - Air-Cooled Twin Screw Compressor

Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products offers truly remarkable value on remanufactured air conditioning and refrigeration compressors. Our products are guaranteed high-quality and come with certified warranty.

Let’s discuss the difference between what other provide, rebuilt (or reconditioned) compressors vs our remanufactured products. Rebuilt compressors consist of using components from other similar compressors which often result in uneven wear and premature failure. Our remanufacturing process involves a complete teardown of every returned compressor.

Remanufactured compressors offer a significant upfront cost savings as compared to OEM replacement. We welcome to speak to you personally about remanufactured HVAC compressors and the totality of their advantages of OEM replacement. Contact Chicago Compressor & Specialty Products.

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