Bacharach Adds R514A Refrigerant Gas to NDIR Sensor Products
Bacharach Inc. added R514A to its gas library of detectable refrigerants. The company’s proprietary nondispersive infrared (NDIR) technology allows its instrumentation to measure levels as low as 1 ppm of refrigerant while enabling the early detection of refrigerant leaks.
R514A is a refrigerant with a low global warming potential (GWP) of under 2. It is targeted as a replacement for R123 in centrifugal chiller applications. ASHRAE 34 classes R514A as a “B1” refrigerant, meaning that it is not flammable but has higher toxicity.
According to Bacharach, the calibration curve for R514A has been added into the software for its multi-zone and single zone continuous refrigerant monitors and its portable spot leak detection devices.