SAIRAC KZN looks at R290 as refrigerant

On 16 May, the KwaZulu-Natal centre of SAIRAC had its monthly technical meeting where everyone learned more about using propane (R290) as a refrigerant. 

The talk was presented by the chairman of the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) KZN centre, Cyril Macquet-Maurel. There was a good turnout, according to the association.

Macquet-Maurel discussed various aspects of R290, including:

  • Properties
  • Characteristics
  • Plant concept of maintenance components
  • Chemical elements for applications as a refrigerant
  • Alternative refrigerants
  • Natural refrigerants
  • Chemical and physical properties of hydrocarbons
  • General properties of hydrocarbons
  • Flammability
  • Safety group classification
  • Flammability limits
  • Pressure / temperature curves
  • Comparison of pressure curves
  • Influence of power of electrical consumption
  • Refrigerant / lubricant interaction
  • Effects to plant engineering
  • Comparison of refrigeration groups
  • Pipe and installation diagram of propane – DIN/EN 1861
  • Components

Three new members were also welcomed and received their membership certificates.

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Cyril Macquet-Maurel and Grant Laidlaw, SAIRAC national treasurer.

 

 

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