Much of the refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment in Australia uses fluorocarbon refrigerants to facilitate the heat transfer process. Fluorocarbon refrigerants are synthetic chemicals which usually have a high global warming potential, and some still have the potential to cause damage to the ozone layer if released to the atmosphere.
Alternatives to these chemicals exist that can help to mitigate the environmental risks. Often referred to as 'natural' refrigerants because the substances also occur in nature, these alternatives include ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons.
These substances have been used as refrigerants for many years, however, they are now finding their way into applications where previously fluorocarbons were the preferred option.
CA Group Services management & staff are committed to an environmentally friendly future for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry.
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