MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has released the 2004 update of its Canadian CFC chiller stock study.

This update estimates that 290 chillers previously operating on CFC refrigerants were converted or replaced in Canada during 2004. This represents a 4.3 percent increase in conversions/replacements compared to 2003. It brings the total number of converted or replaced chillers from 1,542 (in 2003) to 1,842 and the rate of conversion/replacements from 28.3 percent (2003) to 33.6 percent.

The HRAI study, entitled "Determining a Baseline Number of CFC Chillers in Canada," was originally published in July 2000.

The purpose of the program is to provide an ongoing estimate of the number of chillers in Canada that continue to operate on CFC refrigerants and track the annual rate of conversions and replacements of this chiller stock in future years.

Publication date: 05/16/2005