Fleming, J.S. (2003) The requirements of HFC refrigerants in a competitive environment. Proceedings of the Institute of Refrigeration, 99.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Paper focusing on the requirements of HFC refrigerants in a competitive environment. The best method of assessing trial refrigerants with a view to producing a ranking order, best to worst, is based on the measurement of refrigerating capacity in a properly designed calorimeter (3). A COP calculation derived from compressor shaft power is also available and gives the same ranking. Since efficiency is a function of both plant and refrigerant, the possibility exists that the same tests carried out in different equipment could produce a different ranking. The method described here gives a good general guide. The choice of blends for niche applications must be made with an appropriate level of sophistication in the overall design of the plant if a definite reduction is to be achieved in the total global warming effect.
|Keywords:||Kyoto Protocol, HFC's, global warming, Montreal protocol, refrigeration, Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Subjects:||Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 May 2008|
|Last modified:||28 Apr 2016 12:05|