The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) released its 2013 update on the Canadian CFC chiller stock study. The update estimates that 83 chillers that previously operated using CFC refrigerants were converted or replaced in Canada in 2013. This is fewer than the 148 conversions/replacements that occurred in 2012.
The total number of converted or replaced chillers now stands at 3,871, up from 3,788 in 2012. There are an estimated 515 CFC-using chillers still in use in Canada.
The rate of conversion/replacements was 88.3% in 2013, from 86.4% in 2012. These rates are based on the new baseline number determined in 2011, which updated the HRAI's July 2000 report, "Determining a Baseline Number of CFC Chillers in Canada."
The program provides an ongoing estimate of the number of chillers in Canada still operating with CFC refrigerants and track the annual rate of conversions and replacements of this
chiller stock in future years. Tracking started with the year 1996.
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