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Choosing a chiller with a Low Global Warming Potential refrigerant will improve energy efficiency – providing energy cost savings while reducing your carbon footprint. Aqua offer a wide range of low GWP chillers to help you minimise the impact that your cooling systems have on the environment.
The team at Aqua will be happy to discuss Low Global Warming Potential chillers and their benefits within your industry.
The refrigerant you choose can have an important effect on the energy efficiency of your chiller, the capital cost, operative costs and your green credentials. Common refrigerants have risen in price by as much as 300% in recent years because they are not as environmentally friendly as alternatives. Aqua can help support you in choosing an energy efficient low GWP that’s cost-effective in the long run.
By choosing a chiller with a lower Global Warming Potential refrigerant such as R32, R454b, R1234Ze or R290 instead of the standard R410a and R134a, you’ll improve the energy-efficiency of your chiller – providing energy cost savings while reducing your carbon footprint.
The EU is phasing down the availability of hydrofluorocarbons refrigerants (HFCs) by 79% between 2015 and 2030. By 2030, only 21% of HFCs sold in 2015 will be available. It is therefore important to future proof your chiller system. If you’re ready for an upgrade or looking to protect your business against future regulations and requirements, speak to our specialists today.
We offer a wide range of Low Global Warming Potential chillers. Each of these chillers uses the latest technology with models available for indoor or outdoor installation, 100% natural refrigerants and high capacity output.
Our specialist team are happy to talk technical specifications and the ideal Low Global Warming Potential chillers for your facility. You can contact the team online or on 0333 004 4433.
Refrigerant Selection & GWP Table
This table shows the GWP of the standard refrigerants used in process chillers, compared to the lower GWP refrigerants such as R32, R454b and R290.
The efficiency, cost and capital purchase figures are all in relation to R410a, for example, R32 is 7% more efficient at cooling than R410a, and is over 50% cheaper. The ongoing energy efficiency savings will outweigh the increased capital purchase over time as well as being better for the environment.
Chillers normally operate on fluorinated gases, often referred to as refrigerants. These are controlled by F-Gas regulations, to reduce emissions and to protect the environment. Chillers use a variety of refrigerants – or gases – but some have been phased out by legislation in favour of those with a lower global warming potential (GWP). Popular refrigerants in chillers include R-410A, R-134a, R-407C, R454B, R32, R1234ze, R513A, R-290 (propane), R-717 (ammonia) and R-744 (Carbon Dioxide).
GWP stands for Global Warming Potential and in terms of refrigeration gases – its potential as a greenhouse gas by comparing it to CO2.
GWP of CO2:1
Every 1kg of R410a is equivalent to 2088kg of CO2
The refrigerant you choose can have an important effect on the energy efficiency of your chiller, the capital cost, operative costs and your green credentials.
Common refrigerants have risen in price by as much as 300% in recent times because they are not as environmentally friendly as alternatives.
The EU is phasing down the availability of HFCs by 79% between 2015 and 2030. This is the most crucial aspect of the F Gas regulation and affects all end-user markets.
In January 2020, the phase-down included a ban on new equipment with refrigerants with a GWP of >2500. On 1st January 2030, there will be a ban on the use of refrigerants, recovered, reclaimed and/or recycled with GWP>2500 for service and maintenance.
By 2030, only 21% of HFCs sold in 2015 will be available.
If you’re choosing a new chiller now, it’s important to consider all these aspects to future proof your plant and minimise the impact on the environment.
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We have created a range of pdf data sheets for you to download and look at in detail. Each will have technical specifications as well as other useful pieces of information to help you decide which one to hire.
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