Compressor technology: continuing to evolve

By Benjamin Brits

The 1850s marked the period of the first claimed ‘practical patent’ vapour compression refrigeration system that was designed to use either ethyl ether or ammonia. Today, several manufacturers compete in the arena – all with their own specialities, and a large number of refrigerants too.

Bitzer refrigerant report: Part 4

Published with permission of Bitzer

Stratospheric ozone depletion as well as atmospheric greenhouse effect due to refrigerant emissions have led to drastic changes in refrigeration and air conditioning technologies since the beginning of the 1990s. For reference to earlier information, please see Part 1, 2 and 3 published in the previous issues of Cold Link Africa.

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