Motor-Vehicle Test Center Replaces CFC Refrigerant With Relative Ease

December 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Dec2006, Vol. 78 Issue 12, p48
This article provides information on PMG Technologies, a motor-vehicle test center for Transport Canada. PMG uses its grounds and laboratories mainly to test road vehicles, but it also has testing facilities for aviation gas-turbine engines and helicopters. PMG hired Robert Daoust to evaluate potential replacements for the chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant it uses to control extreme climates in the testing facilities. Daoust recommended the zero-ozone-depleting Genetron R-245fa from Honeywell.


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