July 3, 2006: CO2 Refrigerant Guidance Added to ASHRAE Handbook
The Handbook covers the refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort. It includes information on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration. Primarily a reference for the practicing engineer, the volume is also useful for anyone involved in cooling and storage of food products.
"CO2 is a refrigerant with a high coefficient of performance," said Ron Vallort, a consulting engineer from Chicago who specializes in refrigeration. "Some people hesitated to use CO2 because it operates under a higher pressure and produces lower temperatures than are usually needed in some industries. But it is now coming back into vogue as a natural refrigerant with no ozone depletion potential and very low global warming potential."
Other additions to the volume include:
The cost of the 2006 ASHRAE Handbook, Refrigeration, is $195, in inch-pound (I-P) or the International System of Units (SI). The 2006 ASHRAE Handbook CD, which contains both the I-P and SI editions, costs $155.
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Publication date: 07/03/2006