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Modern reefer with ammonia as refrigerant: design and safety aspects.

Author(s) : HANSEN I.


The article describes what it claims to be first recently developed ammonia refrigerating plant for reefers. The following areas are discussed: ammonia as refrigerant in comparison with the traditional CFC/HCFC refrigerants; construction of refrigerating plant and the special technical requirements; special safety problems and the solutions to them; control, supervision and alarm system for refrigerating plant and cargo holds and preparations for controlled atmosphere. Special precautions are necessary for construction, which should be executed as a brine system with a separate and airtight compressor room equipped with a comprehensive ventilation system and a washing system for absorption of ammonia in the event of leakage.

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  • Original title: Modern reefer with ammonia as refrigerant: design and safety aspects.
  • Record ID : 1996-3089
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Refrigeration in Sea Transport - Today and in the Future
  • Publication date: 1997
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