Designing systems for the next generation

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Published: 19 September 2017


US-based Sensata Technologies, a supplier of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions, has produced a white paper to help manufacturers design next generation systems using low GWP refrigerants. 

This means replacing refrigerants that can damage the atmosphere and deplete the ozone layer with natural refrigerants that do not negatively impact the environment.
Given the changes in refrigerants being used around the world, it is clear that natural refrigerants are important to the future landscape of the HVAC industry. But the emerging refrigerants can come with a variety of challenges including high pressures, corrosiveness, and flammability.
 
“How to Solve the Challenges of Using Natural Refrigerants in Cooling System Design” provides an overview of methods used to mitigate these technical challenges as well as a look at the some of the HVAC and refrigeration hardware and safety technologies required to handle these new refrigerants, especially pressure switches and pressure sensors. 
 
William Bentley, Engineering Manager, Industrial Solutions, said: “Component manufacturers must meet the design challenges posed by these non-synthetic refrigerants to optimize safety and efficiency. A critical part of this evolution is the knowledge of what kinds of hardware and systems must be specified for the safe implementation of these new and more technically challenging materials.”
 
The white paper is available as a free download at www2.sensata.com/natural-refrigerants.