Chemours has developed three new white papers to support the HVAC industry in the transition towards more sustainable refrigerant solutions.
The papers provide insights on the new A2L HFO refrigerant technologies, give practical advice on their safe use in industrial and commercial refrigeration, as well as in AC/HP and chiller systems, and are intended to support customers and end users in the conversion process.
A-Gas product manager for refrigerants Roger Smith on how the industry has risen to the challenge and adopted R32 as a replacement for R410A.
The news that air conditioning manufacturers are unveiling more new equipment able to run on R32 highlights how the industry has changed. R32 with its low GWP hit the headlines three years ago as an emerging refrigerant which was a practical alternative to the high GWP R410A.
AC and heat pump technical trainer Ben Bartle-Ross looks at how mainstream R32 has become.
Well, we survived R32 didn’t we?
One thing that has always heartened me about our industry is our overall resilience and ability to change and adapt. And this is needed as technology and legislation drive the direction of travel for the construction and built environment.
There has to be give and take when it comes to selecting the most appropriate refrigerant for a given application, says Tim Mitchell, sales director of Klima-Therm.
The chemistry surrounding refrigerants is complex and inevitably involves an element of compromise. Most low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, for example, are also unstable and volatile. This means the gas will be flammable and sometimes explosive, as is the case with hydrocarbon refrigerants such as propane or isobutane.
Brent Hall, group technical manager at ICS Cool Energy, reflects on the challenges and successes of the previous year and what lies ahead for the temperature control industry in 2019.
2018 was a somewhat challenging year for the sector, with the need to build on the growth of recent years, whilst at the same time educating customers on the importance of improving refrigerant containment and energy efficiency to put sustainability ahead of economic constraints.
A top UK indoor leisure attraction is experiencing significant energy savings and improved conditions for winter sports enthusiasts following the installation of Star Refrigeration’s latest air-cooled Azanechillers 2.0.
The move has helped helped Snozone Milton Keynes to save 56% on its electricity bills and achieve a drop in emissions of 700 tonnes of CO2, in only four months, thanks to the efficiency of the Azanechillers 2.0, which exceeded Europe’s EcoDesign Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) requirements by 80%.