Refrigeration is now part of our way of life. It has become a "sine qua non" in improving our quality of life. The cooling chain enables the storage, transport and use of food items in ideal hygienic conditions.
R-404A has become one of the most widely used refrigerants, after having been introduced as a replacement for CFC refrigerants such as CFC-12 and CFC-502, and more recently as a replacement for HCFC-22. It is used widely in other commercial systems, for supermarkets, and various industrial refrigeration and for cold storage. However, alternative refrigerants are needed because of high GWP of R-404A.
List of Refrigeration Applications
|Applications||Short Descriptions||Typical Fluorocarbons|
|Domestic Refrigeration||Appliances used for keeping food in dwelling units||R-134a|
|Commercial Refrigeration||Holding and displaying frozen and fresh food in retail outlets||R-22, R-404A, R-507,
|Food Processing and Cold Storage||Equipment to preserve, process and store food from its source to the wholesale distribution point||R-22, R-410A, R-407C,
|Industrial Refrigeration||Large equipment used for chemical processing, cold storage, food processing and district heating and cooling||R-22, R-134a, R-404A,
|Transport Refrigeration||Equipment to preserve and store goods, primarily foodstuffs, during transport by road, rail, air and sea||R-22, R-410A, R-407C,