Newsline

ASHRAE Funds Refrigerant Research

August 14, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
ATLANTA — Information on a new refrigerant with zero ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential is being gathered through research by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

According to ASHRAE, R-245fa is suitable for low-pressure water chillers typically used in large building air conditioning. Equipment is being developed using R-245fa in other heat transfer and working fluid applications.

The association approved funding totaling $986,953 for eight research projects in the areas of indoor air quality, comfort and health, energy conservation, operating and maintenance of tools, environmentally safe materials, and design tools at its 2003 Annual Meeting held in Kansas City, Mo.

Among them is 1256-TRP, Thermophysical Properties of R-245fa. The principal investigator is Alexandre Grebenkov, Ph.D., from the Institute of Power Engineering Problems. The project is expected to take 10 months to complete. It is sponsored by ASHRAE Technical Committee 3.1, Refrigerants and Secondary Coolants.

Researchers plan to provide the accurate thermodynamic and transport property data. The two primary sources of such data, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Honeywell, disagree on the properties of R-245fa, making it difficult for machinery manufacturers to decide which data to use, according to Grebenkov.

For more information, visit www.ashrae.org.

Publication date: 08/18/2003

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 01-26-15 cover

2015 January 26

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con