Special feature: oil monitoring.

Type of article: Article


Firstly, the disadvantages of refrigerant leaks are presented: higher running costs; prosecution; environmental impact; plant failure; safety hazards; financial penalty. Then, possible solutions in terms of measurement methods and fault detection are presented, and leak detectors are described. Finally, the causes of leaks are reviewed, along with the components of a refrigerating circuit. The case of ammonia is examined in more detail under a separate section. Guidelines for installing and monitoring a leak detection system are provided.


  • Original title: Special feature: oil monitoring.
  • Record ID : 2004-1577
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Celsius - vol. 31 - n. 4
  • Publication date: 2003/04
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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