How to use this category
In order to calculate their emissions the user will need to know the number and type of refrigeration units. They also need to know the type of refrigerant used, the total charge capacity of each unit and the time that the unit was in use during the period under consideration (in years).
This section contains three subcategories:
- Installation - use for any new equipment installed during the reporting period and was charged (filled) on-site. Installation emissions from equipment charged off-site, i.e.at the manufacturer, are not the user's responsibility.
- Operation - this included estimates on losses from equipment leaks and service losses over the life of the equipment.
- Disposal - use for any equipment disposed of on-site during the reporting period. Disposal emissions from equipment moved off-site for disposal are not the user's responsibility.
All sub-categories require the user to enter the equipmentChargeCapacity as a profile item value. As a guide, below is listed each type of equipment along with the typical range in charge capacity.
Domestic Refrigeration -> 0.05-0.5kg
Stand-alone Commercial Applications -> 0.2-6kg
Medium & Large Commercial Applications -> 50-2000kg
Transport Refrigeration -> 3-8kg
Industrial Refrigeration (inc. food processing and cold storage) -> 10-10000kg
Chillers -> 10-2000kg
Residential and Commercial A/C including Heat Pumps -> 0.5-100kg
Mobile Air Conditioning -> 0.5-1.5kg