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1.2.8 Replacement of the refrigerants fluids in heating and cooling equipment

1.2.8 Replacement of the refrigerants fluids in heating and cooling equipment

Description

Refrigerants are fluids used for exchanges of energy in refrigeration systems. This measure consists in the replacement of the current refrigerant of the air conditioning equipment by a new refrigerant based on HydroCarbons (HCs) which is manufactured based on natural compounds.

Benefits

  • No damage of the ozone layer: refrigerants with low Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Global Warming Potential (GWP)

     

  • It is not required to perform any substitution on the equipment parts

     

  • It takes less refrigerant for the same charge

Limitations

  • HCs do not perform as well as HydroChloroFluoroCarbons (HCFCs)

     

Economic assessment

Initial investment: high. Estimated payback: 14 years.

References and best practices

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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