DATABASES

Welcome to Europe’s largest leakage size database for equipment using flammable refrigerants!

Europe’s largest leakage size database for equipment using flammable refrigerants provides real figures to determine to which extent is safe to operate with bigger amounts of flammable refrigerants.

Risk parameters are made realistic based on actual frequency of leaks, leak hole sizes and mass flow rates and a fundamental approach to leak time measurements. Both databases are to be considered as input parameters for safety standards, determining among others the allowable refrigerant charge sizes and system design parameters.

REFRIGERANT LEAK SIZE DATABASE

Database on leak hole sizes & corresponding mass flow rates in refrigeration, heat pump and AC equipment, helping to inform configuration testing to determine safe operating limits for flammable refrigerants

CONCENTRATION DATABASE

Database identifying gas concentrations arising from refrigerants leaks from different parts of refrigeration, heat pump and AC systems

NOW AVAILABLE: RECOMMENDED LEAK HOLE SIZE & MASS FLOW RATES BY SYSTEM AND APPLICATION CHARACTERISTICS

A Study on concentration development & leak simulation database entitled “Recommended leak hole size and mass flow rates by system and application characteristics” is available for download here. This report outlines the background of current charge size limits of various standards. It also provides a brief overview of available studies on leakages t and their main results. A final update of this report will be provided at the end of the project (spring 2020).

You can submit your own data to contribute and increase Europe’s largest leakage size database.

Data will remain confidential at all times, it will not be shared with third parties. Publication of data will only happen in an aggregated way and will therefore remain anonymous, making sure that the provided information can never be linked to the subject who supplied it. It is also possible to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to data provision, upon email request to info@lifefront.eu

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