Why Hydrocarbon Refrigerant?

“…Hydrocarbon refrigerant can be used in existing systems and save refrigerant usage up to 60% than the CFC-HCFC-HFC…”

tabung artekChlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) can affect both stratospheric ozone and climate change, whereas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) can affect climate change.

Minimizing all refrigerant releases from systems is important not only because of environmental impacts, but also because charge losses lead to insufficient system charge levels, which in turn results in suboptimal operation and lowered efficiency.

Stratospheric Ozone Depletion.

The stratospheric ozone layer filters out the UV-B portion of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Overexposure to this radiation increases the risk of skin cancer, cataracts, and impaired immune systems. It also can damage sensitive crops, reduce crop yields, and stress marine phytoplankton (and thus human food supplies from the oceans). In addition, exposure to UV radiation degrades plastics and wood.

strato1Stratospheric ozone depletion has been linked to the presence of chlorine and bromine in the stratosphere. Chemicals with long atmospheric lifetimes can migrate to the stratosphere, where the molecules break down from interaction with ultraviolet light or through chemical reaction. Chemicals such as CFCs and HCFCs release chlorine, which reacts with stratospheric ozone.

Ozone-depleting substances, including CFCs and HCFCs, are to be phased out of production under the Montreal Protocol (UNEP 2003, 2006). U.S. regulations for CFC and HCFC refrigerants, including phaseout schedules, may be found at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/strathome.html. The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (http://www.arap.org/regs/) also briefly summarizes regulations for several countries. Reclaimed CFC and HCFC refrigerants that meet the requirements of ARI Standard 700 can continue to be used for servicing existing systems. Under the terms of the Montreal Protocol, the U.S. agreed to meet certain obligations by specific dates that will affect the residential heat pump and air-conditioning industry:

January 1, 2004:

The Montreal Protocol required the U.S. to reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 35% below the U.S. baseline cap. As of January 1, 2003, EPA banned production and import of HCFC-141b, the most ozone-destructive HCFC. This action allowed the United States to meet its obligations under the Montreal Protocol. EPA was able to issue 100% of company baseline allowances for production and import of HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b.

January 1, 2010:

The Montreal Protocol requires the U.S. to reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 75% below the U.S. baseline. Allowance holders may only produce or import HCFC-22 to service existing equipment. Virgin R-22 may not be Why Hydrocarbon Refrigerant?

“…Hydrocarbon refrigerant can be used in existing systems and save refrigerant usage up to 60% than the CFC-HCFC-HFC…”

used in new equipment. As a result, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system manufacturers may not produce new air conditioners and heat pumps containing R-22.

January 1, 2015:

The Montreal Protocol requires the U.S. to reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 90% below the U.S. baseline.

January 1, 2020:

The Montreal Protocol requires the U.S. to reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 99.5% below the U.S. baseline. Refrigerant that has been recovered and recycled/reclaimed will be allowed beyond 2020 to service existing systems, but chemical manufacturers will no longer be able to produce R-22 to service existing air conditioners and heat pumps.grid

Hydrocarbons are natural substance, not man-made synthetics like CFC, HCFC and HFC. Hydrocarbon has short atmospheric lifetimes (less than 1 year), therefore didn’t contribute to global warming. This substance is efficient and reliable.

Other obvious advantages of Hydrocarbon are:

  1.  Hydrocarbon has better price-performance ratio compared to synthetic refrigerant.
  2.  Hydrocarbons are natural substance (no ODP, no GWP).
  3.  Able to “drop in” in almost every application. Can be applied to almost all refrigeration application and air systems.
  4.  HC Refrigerant is easy to acquire, not only in developed world but also in developing world. Especially in Indonesia where the natural resources are abundant.
  5.  HC already part of our daily life (Fuel, Matches, Hair Spray, perfume bottle etc) Technically viable, safe, and efficient option for refrigeration, heating and cooling applications.

Why ARTEK Hydrocarbon Refrigerants are Better?

“ …using Hydrocarbon is safe with proper care… ”

Hydrocarbon is natural gas extracted directly from Indonesia natural resources. Processed further on facilities which produced gas that contains propane, ethane, and other gases. These gases being refined and processed furthermore by PT Greenstar Artek Indonesia to achieved the desirable propane proportions that meet the standard and the specification needed. These well refined gases, that we processed, are known in our product as HC ARTEK AR 22, AR 134a, dan AR 502.

  •  HC-ARTEK Refrigerant did not produce acid which can lead to clogging of capillary pipe.
  •  HC Refrigerant are well known and standard procedure are available and easy to use
“…Did you know? AR22 is a product that is completely consistent with the HC22 Indonesia National Standard (SNI HidrokarbonNo refrigerant. 7647:2010)…. “

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