Advances in refrigerant detection: Instruments for refrigeration safety compliance


There are many reasons for facilities to install refrigerant detectors to monitor for leaks in their refrigeration systems. These can vary significantly depending on the application in question.

For example, the requirements and drivers for refrigerant leak detection of a supermarket with a 3,500 lb refrigeration system for cooling an entire store will be very different to those to those of a hotel room or apartment building, which will be different from industrial refrigeration for food processing and cold storage.

All users of HFO refrigerants over certain system sizes are required to have monitoring for safety standards and building code compliance in order to detect leaks that could lead to asphyxiation, and heavy users of commercial refrigeration will benefit in multiple ways from detecting low level leaks.

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