Ideal Properties For A Refrigerant

Requirements for a fluid used as a refrigerant.

  • A high latent heat of vaporization
  • A high density of suction gas
  • Non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-flammable
  • Critical temperature and triple point outside the working range
  • Compatibility with component materials and lubricating oil
  • Reasonable working pressures (not too high, or below atmospheric pressure)
  • High dielectric strength (for compressors with integral motors)
  • Low cost
  • Ease of leak detection
  • Environmentally friendly

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