Chlorofluorocarbon Uses in Army Facility Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENERGY AND UTILITIES SYSTEMS DIV
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Recent studies have verified that the emission of manmade chlorofluorocarbons CFCs into the atmosphere has depleted ozone in the stratospheric layer, and may affect terrestrial ecology. In response to actions intended to reduce or eliminate the production of CFCs, the Department of Defense DOD has issued a policy on the use of CFCs and halons. This study calculated baseline technical information for the Armys air-conditioning and refrigeration AC and R equipment inventory based on site studies of three Army installations and information in the 1989 Red Book. Such baseline data will help the Army meet CFC regulatory requirements in the context of rapidly developing alternative technologies. The information may also suggest economical guidelines for determining cost-effective approaches to the CFC problems. Survey results showed that most of the Armys AC and R equipment is relatively new. It may therefore be more economical to retrofit this equipment with non-CFC refrigerants than to replace it with new units that use non-CFC refrigerants. Drop-in refrigerants and retrofitting technology are still in their developmental stages, but should become commercially available within a few years.... Army facilities, Ozone. Chlorofluorocarbons, Alternative refrigerant technologies,
- Atmospheric Physics
- Organic Chemistry
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating