Safety with flammable refrigerants.

Author(s) : NOWACKI J. E.

Type of monograph: Booklet


Propane can advantageously replace many old refrigerants in heat pumps and refrigeration machinery. Measurements have shown that it gives a high output power and frequently a better efficiency. The problem is the flammability. Extract from the table of contents: safety requirements and costs (Swedish and Danish accident statistics); acceptance (historical perspective); rules and regulations (Swedish and American standards; international outlook); safety estimation; National Swedish Inspectorate of Explosives and Flammables ruling on new real installations (household refrigerator-freezer, small air to air residential heat pump; small residential heat pump using exhaust air; medium sized 3-5-kilowatts refrigeration plant; 1-megawatt large heat pump); leaks and ignition probabilities. A short computer program to illustrate the complexity of the safety problem with flammable refrigerants is also included.


  • Original title: Safety with flammable refrigerants.
  • Record ID : 1996-2625
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Figures, economy, Regulation
  • Publication: Alternativa köldmedier - Sweden/Sweden
  • Publication date: 1995
  • Source: Source: n. 7; 32 p. (21 x 29.7); fig.; tabl.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.