As an extension of the study published in 2014, AFCE publishes here the final report of this independent study launched end of 2017 entitled energy efficiency of possible alternatives . The study has been carried out by experts from EREIE – CEMAFROID and CITEPA.
This study considers only pure refrigerants or mixtures with a standardized number according to the latest update of ASHRAE 34. The comparison of the proposed options is based on the feedback of the owners and operators referred to facilities using these alternatives, on guarantees from equipment manufacturers or on publications (journals, conference papers) submitted to a steering committee. The many sectorial summary sheets published alongside the report allow end-users or installers to find out quickly, on a single sheet, solutions for each application domains and to make a choice thanks to a multicriteria indicator that graphically represents the 6 technical and economical parameters in order to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
This study, funded by AFCE and a few of its members, is freely available on AFCE website, demonstrating our willingness to help the refrigeration & air conditioning industry stakeholders.
Sectorial summary sheets :
CA1 : Domestic air conditioning hermetically sealed systems
CA2 : Air to air conditioning split and multi split systems
CA3 : Air to air conditioning large multi split systems
CM1 : Mobile air conditioning
FC1 : Stand-alone equipment for display cases
FC2 : Condensing unit for commercial refrigeration
FC3 : Centralized system for commercial refrigeration
FD1 : Domestic Refrigeration
FD2 : Heat Pump Water heater
GRE1 : Centrifugal chillers
GRE2 : Volumetric chillers
IAA1 : Industrial refrigeration : Direct expansion systems for refrigeration
IAA2 : Industrial refrigeration : Floaded evaporator systems
PAC1 : Air / water Heat pump
PAC2 : Geothermal Heat pump
TF1 : Refrigerated Transport