Replacement/Conversion of Canadian CFC Chiller Stock Shows 2009 Decrease
Jul 9, 2010
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HRAI's latest update to its Canadian CFC chiller stock study estimates that 260 chillers operating on CFC refrigerants in Canada were converted or replaced in 2009. This represents a 2.6% decrease in conversions/replacements compared to 2008.

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) said this brings the total number of converted or replaced chillers from 2875 (2008) to 3135 and the rate of conversion/replacements from 52.4% (2008) to 57.1%.

The original HRAI study, “Determining a Baseline Number of CFC Chillers in Canada," was published in July of 2000.

"Chiller" in this context means refrigeration machinery having a centrifugal-type compressor, an evaporator, a water-cooled condenser and having a capacity range of 100 through 1200 tons. The most common application of the chiller is to provide chilled water for air-conditioning systems in buildings.

The estimated number of CFC chillers in Canada as of Dec. 31, 1995 was 5486.

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