12 Oct 2017 | Aeroventic

REFCOM expertise has been integral in the creation and development of AREA's new calculation app - the first of its kind in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

Developed by REFCOM for AREA, the app is intended to make field engineers lives easier and help them get an understanding of what the new requirements of EN378 mean for them. By inputting the design and use of a room as well as the refrigerant charge and type of gas, the app can identify where there are non-compliance issues and where taking additional measures will increase the charge allowable for A2L gases.

It also has a handy kgs to CO2 converter for field engineers for filling out log books and equipment labels at installation as required under F Gas.

REFCOM’s Graeme Fox, who is also a Director of AREA said “The app is designed to demonstrate at a glance if an installation meets with the basic requirements of EN378 and where additional measures may be available to increase charge sizes of A2L refrigerants, in particular, for building services installations. Further development for refrigeration systems is being progressed now.

Designed by engineers, for engineers the app will also provide a quick and easy way of calculating your CO2 tonnes equivalent from any given gas charge for all common refrigerants – essential for compliance with the F gas regulations.”

REFCOM will be offering live demonstrations of the app on their stand at the BESA National Conference in London on 19 October. The event, which also features specialist RACHP seminars: the consequences of refrigerant phase down and a debate on whether heat pumps are a ticking time bomb and a showcase of the new RAC80: Design specification for DX Packaged Air Conditioning Equipment in Buildings. To join REFCOM at the conference visit www.thebesaconference.com

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