Replacement of Canadian CFC Chiller Stock Improves
May 3, 2005
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The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) released an update on the 2004 Canadian CFC chiller stock study, which estimated that 290 chillers previously operating on CFC refrigerants were converted or replaced during 2004 in Canada.
This number represents a 4.3-percent increase in conversions/replacements compared to 2003 and brings the total number of converted or replaced chillers from 1,542, or 28.3 percent, in 2003 to 1,842, or 33.6 percent in 2004.
An estimated are 3,644 remaining CFC Chiller stock in Canada to date, according to HRAI.
The original HRAI study, entitled Determining a Baseline Number of CFC Chillers in Canada, was published in July 2000.
The purpose of the program was to provide an ongoing estimate of the number of chillers in Canada that continue to operate on CFC refrigerants and track the annual rate of conversions and replacements of this chiller stock in future years.
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