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Triple point measurements for alternative refrigerants

Di Nicola, Giovanni, Brandoni, Caterina, Di Nicola, Cristiano and Polonara, Fabio (2012) Triple point measurements for alternative refrigerants. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 108 (2). pp. 627-631. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/s10973-011-1944-4


Triple point data are important in the refrigerating industry, defining the lowest temperature limit at which a refrigerant may circulate in a fluid state. For several refrigerants, triple point data present in the literature are extremely scarce or inaccurate. A recently developed Solid- Liquid Equilibria (SLE) apparatus was used to measure the triple point temperature of 16 of the most widely applied alternative refrigerants, namely three methane derivatives (fluoromethane, R41; difluoromethane, R32; trifluoromethane, R23), four ethane derivatives (pentafluoroethane, R125; 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, R134a; 1,1,1-trifluoroethane, R143a; 1,1-difluoroethane, R152a), five propane derivatives [1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane, R227ea; 1,1, 2,3,3,3- hexafluoropropane, R236ea; 1,1,1,3,3-Pentafluoropropane, R245fa; 1,1,2,2,3-pentafluoropropane, R245ca; 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane, R236fa), and four hydrofluoro- olefines (2,3,3,3-tetrafluoroprop-1-ene, R1234yf; trans-1,3,3,3 tetrafluoropropene, R1234ze(E); 3,3,3-trifluoropropene, R1243zf; 1,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropene, 1225 ye(Z)]. The experimental setup, that was recently adopted for the SLE estimation of binary systems containing carbon dioxide (J Therm Anal Calorim 105:489-493, 2011), comprises a measuring cell and a system for drawing the liquid nitrogen directly from its insulated tank with the aid of compressed air: the carrier fluid circulating in the circuit is thus the refrigerant itself. The measurements were performed both in the heating and in the cooling mode. In order to confirm the functional efficiency and fine adjustment of the apparatus, the already available triple point literature data for carbon dioxide, dimethyl ether, and nitrous oxide were also compared with the ones measured by the present setup, confirming the validity of the setup. The measured triple point data for the refrigerants revealed generally good agreement with the literature, excepting a few fluids that revealed some discrepancies. © Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2011.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:29339
Deposited By: Dr Caterina Brandoni
Deposited On:08 May 2014 12:17
Last Modified:08 May 2014 12:17

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