Refrigerants for commercial refrigeration applications.

Author(s) : Emerson Climate Technologies

Type of monograph: Report


This white paper discusses criteria for choosing a refrigerant, updates on refrigerant consumption regulations, recent advancements in the refrigerant sector leading to greener practices, system design considerations for operating at an optimal and responsible level and the future direction of refrigerants in the HVACR industry. It also discusses the long-term, non-ozone-depleting replacements for hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) R22. The experience to date shows that these alternatives, when used in optimized systems, provide performance superior to the baseline HCFC refrigerant. Other refrigerant choices, such as carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons, are also discussed, along with their relative merits to HFCs. The paper provides information on the following changes: TEWI and GWP values; phase-out timelines; regulations; new HFC solutions; expanded halogen-free refrigerants; prospects for HFOs and other low-GWP refrigerants.


  • Original title: Refrigerants for commercial refrigeration applications.
  • Record ID : 30000824
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment, HFCs alternatives
  • Publication: Emerson climate technologies - United states/United states
  • Publication date: 2011/06