Hydrocarbon refrigerant for building air conditioning application in Indonesia: Performance and safety analysis

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Abstract

Indonesia has taken an active role in the phase-out of ozone depleting substances and reduction of high global warming potential substances in HVACR systems. For air conditioning applications, the choice has been geared toward the use of natural refrigerant with hydrocarbons shows a great potential to be an alternative refrigerant. This paper presents review on the development of hydrocarbon refrigerant applications in Indonesia. As a case study, the installation, performance measurement and safety analysis of a hydrocarbon (R290) chiller for air conditioning application in an auditorium building at Universitas Indonesia is presented. Field measurement was performed on refrigerant, cooling water and air sides to obtain its performance at several cooling load conditions. The paper also presents analysis on the safety for the flammability aspects, charge limit as well as applicable national standards for its safe use and handling as well as benchmarking with international standard. The study showed that the hydrocarbon chiller is an energy efficient and safe option for air conditioning application in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICR 2019 - 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration
EditorsVasile Minea
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Pages3835-3842
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782362150357
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2019 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 24 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameRefrigeration Science and Technology
Volume2019-August
ISSN (Print)0151-1637

Conference

Conference25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2019
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period24/08/1930/08/19

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    Yatim, A., Alhamid, M. I., Pamitran, A., Putra, N. S., & Budihardjo, B. (2019). Hydrocarbon refrigerant for building air conditioning application in Indonesia: Performance and safety analysis. In V. Minea (Ed.), ICR 2019 - 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (pp. 3835-3842). [573] (Refrigeration Science and Technology; Vol. 2019-August). International Institute of Refrigeration. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2019.0573