Refrigerants and the risk of asphyxiation.

Author(s) : PEARSON A. B.


These proceedings contain 10 presentations given at the 12th annual conference of the British Institute of Refrigeration, held in London, United Kingdom. Contents: safety and hazards in the refrigeration industry; risk of explosion (header end failures caused by hydraulic shock; refrigerant vapour explosions); physiological risk (refrigerants and the risk of asphyxiation; safety aspects of exposure to fluorocarbon refrigerants and their degradation products; accidents to eyes); microorganisms (Legionnaires' disease outbreaks; food poisoning); equipment and site work (electrocution; erection and dismantling of equipment and insulated structures).


  • Original title: Refrigerants and the risk of asphyxiation.
  • Record ID : 2006-1739
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: HFCs alternatives
  • Source: Lethal refrigeration: how safe is your system [CD-ROM]?
  • Publication date: 2003/11/19
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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