Accession Number : ADA304992

Title :   Halocarbon Refrigerant Detection Methods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Tapscott, Robert E. ; Sohn, Chang W.

PDF Url : ADA304992

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : The Montreal Protocol and the U.S. Clean Air Act limit the production of ozone-depleting substances, including many refrigerants. Three options for cost-effectively phasing out these refrigerants from Army installations are: (1) refrigerant containment, (2) retrofit conversion to accommodate alternative refrigerant, and (3) replacement with cooling systems using alternative refrigerant. This report contributes to the first option by identifying and assessing methods to detect chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants that leak from air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. As background, the report describes the relevant sections of the Montreal Protocol and the Clean Air Act, and gives an overview of refrigerants. This is followed by a description of the technologies used in refrigerant leak detection, and a survey of detector types available and their price ranges. Appendixes provide an extensive list of detector products and their specifications, plus manufacturer addresses and phone numbers. jg p1

Descriptors :   *DETECTION, *HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, *REFRIGERANTS, CONVERSION, DEPLETION, METHODOLOGY, DETECTORS, ARMY FACILITIES, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), SURVEYS, COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, LEAK DETECTORS, OZONE, RETROFITTING, REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE