Application Guideline – 09.02.2018 Practical Application of Refrigerants R600a and R290 in Small Hermetic Systems

As a pioneer of environmentally friendly refrigeration, Nidec GA Compressors (formerly Secop) promotes the conversion of refrigerants actively and already used environmentally friendly hydrocarbons (HC) such as R290 (propane) and R600a (isobutane) as refrigerants since the 1990s. They play a key role in the reduction of harmful greenhouse gases. A normal supermarket, for example, emits 5-10 % of its used refrigerant into the atmosphere due to leakages. HCs as a replacement are able to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by many tons per year.

Hydrocarbons are the environmentally friendly alternative to CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs. They save the ozone layer and have a much lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3 in comparison to the GWP-value of R404A which is at 3900.

Nidec GA Compressors' popular guideline offers support in answering frequently asked questions, and the updated version contains the new chapter "Servicing and Repair".

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