Accession Number : ADA272894

Title :   Comparison of HFC-134a and the Ternary Blend, SUVA MP39, as Replacements for the Refrigerant, CFC-12,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, Lyn E.

Report Date : SEP 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The refrigerant gas CFC-12 has been widely used in Royal Australian Navy (RAN) equipment. With the Montreal protocol phase-out of this and other ozone depleting substances, alternative refrigerant gases must be identified. These replacements would ideally have the same efficiency as CFC-12, cause no health and safety risks and allow changeover to proceed with minimal costs. This paper reviews the attributes of two refrigerant gases, HFC-134a and Suva MP39, which are being considered by the RAN.

Descriptors :   *HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, *OZONE LAYER, *CHLORINE, *FLUORINE, *CARBON, *HYDROGEN, *REFRIGERANTS, *DEPLETION, *FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, AUSTRALIA, HEALTH, SAFETY, TOXICITY, CHEMICALS, REPLACEMENT, TERNARY COMPOUNDS, COSTS, METHANE, NAVAL VESSELS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GASES.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Atmospheric Physics
      Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE