|Source:||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Date:||4/1/94 Record No.: 10074|
|Contact:||David Didion, 301-975-5881; Piotr Domanski, 301-975-5877|
Fundamental research, system modeling, flammability and performance testing of new refrigerants (with EPRI and individual companies). NIST had a long head start with this work, having begun in 1983 to investigate refrigerant mixtures for other reasons. Adequate replacements for R-22 not coming easily. To keep same efficiency, equipment modifications may be needed. Don't expect U.S. to accept a flammable refrigerant, making search more difficult.