Van Steenburgh

Engineering Laboratories


Refrigerant Management Products

Over 25 years Serving the Industry Worldwide



Steenburgh Engineering Laboratories

Additional Features

  • Unique multiple thermal expansion valves
  • Oil sight glass on compressor
  • Float valve safety shut off to prevent over filling
  • Laboratory quality gauges
  • Visual check points to monitor drying
  • Straight through capability






W - 42in / 160.7 cm

D - 24 in / 61.0 cm

H - 60 in /152.4 cm

     (with caster)



725 lbs / 329 kg (approx)



Two horsepower Hermetic



R12, R22, R134a, R401A, R401B, R402A, R402B, R404A, R407C, R408A, R409A, R410A, RR411A, R411B, R412A, R414A, R414B, R416A, R500, R502 ...and more


Reclaim Capacity

5 lbs. / 2.3 kg liquid per minute

vapor slightly less


Control Circuit

115/120 VAC 60 Hz




Alternate voltage available



20 amp service required


Storage Capacity

300 lbs. / 136 kg


Pressure Gauges

Laboratory quality


In/Out fittings

1/4 in. / 6.3 mm SAE male flare

3/8 in. / 9.5 mm available



5 in. / /12.7 heavy duty ball bearing


                                         Series BV                                        

Just Right for Industrial Use


After more than 25 years in business Van Steenburgh Engineering has made the decision to discontinue production of their refrigerant reclaim systems. We cannot fully express our deep gratitude and appreciation for your business and support. All reclaim systems in inventory have been sold. We will continue to carry replacements parts.

  • Industrial size with mobility
  • Manufactured to customer's specifications with options to handle R12, R134a, R500, R502 and most alternates in the same pressure range with one machine utilizing a unique multiple thermal expansion valve design
  • Two Horsepower Hermetic Compressor
  • Pumps to required vacuum levels with no harm to the compressor
  • Patented Liquid Injection
  • Measurable oil out, facilitating the servicing process
  • Performance results exceed the requirements for Maximum Allowable Levels of Contaminants as outlined in ARI Standard 700-1999
  • Refrigerants which have been cleaned will pass the purity testing process required for resale
  • UL listed

Maximum Separation

The Van Steenburgh system provides maximum separation of oil, acid, moisture and hard particle contaminants through its unique method of pumping the refrigerant liquid or vapor at high velocity and high temperature into the separation chamber as it drops to near zero velocity. This causes the oil, acid, water and hard particle contaminants to drop to the bottom where they can be retrieved along with the maximum amount of retrievable oil.

No other system does this



The vapor from the separator passes through the compressor to the air condenser where it is condensed to liquid. It then passes to the Chill Chambers where it is sub-cooled to 15 to 40 degrees F/-9 or 4 degrees F C. This aids in the transfer of the refrigerant to a cylinder or system at room temperature or warmer. It also enhances the drying/filtering process.

No other system does this



Sub-cooled refrigerant dries more efficiently. We take advantage of this by recirculating the sub-cooled refrigerant at the rate of 300-400 lbs. / 136.3 to 181.8 kg an hour (based on ambient range). This means maximum drying.

No other system does this


Pump Vapor

The Van Steenburgh system employs patented Compressor Liquid Injection during vapor removal. This means we pump a cylinder or system to atmospheric pressure without harm to the compressor. Get those last pounds, don't send them back to the vendor.

No other system does this


Non-Condensable Separation

The combination of sub cooling and the on-board storage where the refrigerant is constantly being re-circulated, means maximum separation. The "air out" switch allows you to purge all non-condensables.

No other system does this

       Recovery Systems: move refrigerants from one place to another.

      Recycle Systems: capture refrigerants and do some cleaning

       Reclaim Systems: return refrigerants to virgin (purity) specifictions , meeting ARI 700 Standards for resale