Fluorocarbons are a very efficient and effective option for the diverse range of air-conditioning applications. The most common application is air-conditioning for human comfort, but it has also an important role to play in keeping hygienic conditions in hospitals or in ensuring controlled conditions for sophisticated computer systems.
Fluorocarbons have typically high efficiency, low toxicity and difficulty of flammability. Therefore, fluorocarbons are used in a lot of AC instruments.
List of Air-conditioning Applications
|Applications||Short Descriptions||Typical Fluorocarbons|
|Window||Mounted in a window opening||R-410A, R-134a|
|Portables||Mono-unit air-conditioners, not requiring a special mounting||R-407C, R-410A, R-134a|
|Split Systems||Single outside and indoor unit connected by pipes along which refrigerant is circulating||R-22, R-407C, R-410A,
|Multi-split Systems||Several indoor units connected to one outside unit - connected by pipes along which refrigerant is circulating||R-22, R-407C, R-410A|
|VRF||Variable refrigerant flow (or volume). Multi-zone systems of air-conditioning||R-22, R-407C, R-410A|
|Roof Top||Most common cooling equipment for smaller commercial buildings||R-407C, R-410A|
|Heat pumps||Moving heat from outside to inside a building||R-22, R-407C, R-410A|
|Air cooled chillers||Supplying chilled water to large office, commercial, and municipal buildings. Used if no cooling water available||R-407C, R-134a, R-404A,
|Water cooled chillers||Supplying chilled water to large office, commercial, and municipal buildings. More efficient than air-cooled||R-407C, R-410A, R-134a,