Refrigerant gases

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R744 refrigerant

Due to growing concerns about the harmful impact that fluorinated refrigerants can have on the environment, natural refrigerants have made a comeback, especially R744 (CO2) refrigerant and R717 (NH3) refrigerant used for industrial purposes at low temperatures. In this post we will talk about CO2...

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Transcritical CO2 compact condensing units

For applications such as supermarkets, INTARCON offers compact transcritical CO2 condensing units with built-in gas cooler. CO2 has become one of the most popular natural refrigerants in recent years. It is classified at safety level as A1, "non-flammable" and "low toxicity". It has excellent thermo-physical properties, although...

Refrigerantes naturales INTARCON

The role of natural refrigerants in air conditioning and refrigeration

We are at a key moment in the new era of the refrigeration sector. In this new decade of "fighting climate change", fluorinated refrigerants with a high greenhouse effect will be definitively abandoned in favour of alternative refrigerants and solutions. Natural refrigerants have advantages and...

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Low-charge ammonia refrigeration to increase the reliability of ham curing processes.

The advancement of low ammonia charge technology for safer, more reliable and efficient installations in the meat industry. La Bodega Barcience La Bodega de Barcience of Eulogio Ramos S.A. has switched to low-ammonia refrigeration to increase the reliability of the ham curing process in its drying sheds. Recently,...


Sustainable refrigeration in industrial kitchens and supermarkets with R290

If we look at the commercial refrigeration sector in the cooling capacity range, we can see that propane (R290) has been confirmed as the best natural refrigerant in small commercial equipment such as refrigerated cabinets, display cabinets and compact commercial units for small cold rooms...

F-gas or the prohibition of fluorinated gases

Six years ago, the European Parliament approved Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014, known as the F-gas Regulation on the prohibition of fluorinated gases, which established a schedule for the reduction and gradual prohibition of current fluorinated greenhouse gases.F-gas prohibitions in the coming yearsIn terms of the...


Subcritical CO2 refrigeration

Before you start reading this post, we think you might be interested in the article on Refrigeration with CO2What is a subcritical CO2 cycle?Subcritical cycles are those in which the refrigerant can be condensed, i.e. the compressor discharge pressure is lower than the critical pressure. In...

Transcritical CO2 refrigeration

Commonly known as R-744 when used as a refrigerant, carbon dioxide (CO2) has become one of the most popular natural refrigerants in recent times.It is a refrigerant classified according to the Safety Regulations for Refrigeration Installations as "Safety Class = A1", i.e. "non-flammable" and "low toxicity".It has...

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Glycol and R290 for industrial and commercial refrigeration applications

Eco-friendly refrigerant gases how glycol and R290 are widely used in refrigeration chambers nowadays. This is the case due to two main reasons: The increase in taxes on the use of fluorinated gases. For on-going search for an eco-friendly and less polluting alternative. The recent crisis...

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Types of refrigerant gases that are most commonly used for refrigeration

The time has come! The European F-Gas regulation prohibited the use of HFC refrigerant gases containing PCA ≥ 2500 in new installations on 1 January 2020. Moreover, refrigerants containing GWP ≥ 150 will be prohibited from 2022 onwards; this has revolutionised the industrial refrigeration sector, forcing...

Gases refrigerantes en la refrigeración INTARCON

How to choose the right refrigerant gas for your equipment

The aim of this article is to analyse the different factors that must be taken into account when choosing the type of refrigerant gas for commercial refrigeration equipment considering the chamber temperature range in which we want to operate. Traditionally in recent decades, the refrigerant par...

Unknown and surprising R152a

Un refrigerante ecológico que no paga impuestos. Probablemente la alternativa más económica y eficiente para las instalaciones de refrigeración en la industria.

Nuevo impuesto sobre gases fluorados.

New tax on fluorinated gases

From first January 2014, a new tax regulation on fluorinated gases is into force in Spain, which taxes the HFCs reload in cooling systems according to the gas GWP (Global Warming Potential). (more…)