[200q20v] Re: Flammable Refrigerants

Calvin & Diana Craig calvinlc at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 27 22:16:08 EDT 2001

>If I remember correctly, the discussion back in '98 concerned the use of
>hydrocarbon refrigerants such as isobutane and/or isobutane mixed with
>propane.  Such mixtures will be highly flammable.  Almost explosively so
>when provided with oxygen and a source of ignition.

Yes, but then again so is your gasoline at 60 psi.  What about fleet trucks
that have been converted to run on propane?  I am convinced that these are
just scare factors from a world paranoid of anything and everything.  For
the price and performance of these refrigerants I think I'll put up with the
scare factors.  I know the autofrost is non-flammable but even Gobels (sp?)
will admit that it isn't as efficient as the Hydrocarbon refrigerants.

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