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Safety aspects of air cycle refrigeration and heat-pump systems.


The paper evaluates the potential for hazard from component-pipework failure due to pressure, failure of high speed rotating machinery (turbine compressors and expanders), noise from high speed rotary components, and contamination in open systems. Where relevant national Regulations implement European Directives in these areas, the legislative requirements are outlined and applied to air cycle systems. The paper concludes that the use of air as a working fluid presents no extraordinary safety hazards.

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  • Original title: Safety aspects of air cycle refrigeration and heat-pump systems.
  • Record ID : 1996-1586
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation
  • Source: For a Better Quality of Life. 19th International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1995/08/20
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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