Conference Year

2012

Keywords

Explosion Limits, Lubricant Characterization, Flammability, Refrigerant & Lubricant Properties

Abstract

The explosion limits of refrigerants and lubricants’ mixture were studied. The refrigerants like R161, R1234yf and R152a are combustible. Lubricants, to a certain extent, are combustion-supporting. In many actual conditions, lubricants and refrigerants are mixed together. In this paper, a test device which can be run automatically was established according to ASTM E681-09, and the explosive experimental of refrigerants and lubricants’ mixture in some ratio was studied. By altering the proportions of refrigerants and lubricants, we got curve and scope of explosions. In some certain ratio, refrigerants and lubricants’ mixture has different explosion limits compared to refrigerants with no lubricants in it.

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