Refrigerant Usage Ban
Many of the refrigerants that used to be in common use are affected by usage bans in the Montreal Protocol and by the phasedown specified in the F-gas Regulation. This is because such refrigerants have an ozone depletion potential (ODP > 0) and/or are environmentally harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming (high GWP value).
But there are alternatives: the group of synthetic hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerants, such as R-1234ze, and the group of natural refrigerants, such as ammonia (R-717) or carbon dioxide (R-744), for example.
Reduce Carbon Footprint
Eco-friendly refrigerants considerably reduce the direct emissions and thus the CO2 footprint of chillers and heat pumps. Furthermore, HFOs combine low direct emissions with low indirect emissions if highly efficient oil-free radial turbo compressors are used.
Each refrigerant has its own specific chemical and physical properties that distinguish it for its particular area of application.
About ENGIE Refrigeration
ENGIE Refrigeration supplies the right cooling for every process: from efficient chillers and modular re-cooling systems to solutions such as refrigeration containers or modules. Efficiency, sustainability, cost-effectiveness and first-class expertise in technical solutions are hallmarks of every ENGIE Refrigeration project. ENGIE Refrigeration is a member of the worldwide ENGIE Group and has a global network of specialists. Sirus is the agent for ENGIE Refrigeration in Ireland, supplying, installing and commissioning high-efficiency chillers and heat pumps. Contact us for more information on chillers and heat pumps by ENGIE Refrigeration and our HVAC Applications Engineer will be in touch.
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