IIAR CO2 Industrial Refrigeration Handbook reveals growing interest in CO2

By R744.com team, Jul 12, 2010, 13:21 1 minute reading

Prompted by renewed interest in two-stage NH3/CO2 systems, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has published `The Carbon Dioxide Industrial Refrigeration Handbook', which offers guidance on the use of CO2 as a refrigerant. The handbook is one of the fastest-selling IIAR publications.

The industrial refrigeration industry is undergoing rapid change, due to the ban on chlorofluorocarbons and the ensuing search for replacements for synthetic refrigerants. Ammonia and CO2 have emerged as the obvious choices to replace synthetic refrigerants such as R-22. At a time when two-stage NH3/CO2 systems have reached an all-time high, the new IIAR publication seeks to add to the knowledge base of the use of CO2 as a refrigerant.

The areas covered by the handbook

The Handbook covers the following areas:
  • Fundamentals
  • CO2/NH3 Cascade Refrigeration Systems
  • System Safety
  • Pipe Sizing
  • Heat Exchangers and Vessels
  • Compressors
  • Lubricants
  • Evaporators
  • Defrost
  • Installation, Startup and Commissioning

The Handbook also encompasses an appendix with all technical papers on CO2 refrigeration that have been previously presented at IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conferences.

Growing interest in CO2

According to the IIAR, ‘The Carbon Dioxide Industrial Refrigeration Handbook’ is one of the fastest-selling publications in IIAR's history, an indication of a growing interest in CO2 as a refrigerant. 


By R744.com team (@r744)

Jul 12, 2010, 13:21

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