TC 3.2 is concerned with all chemical reactions and contaminant control inside refrigerant systems. The primary focus includes effects of temperature, pressure and materials on chemical reaction rates. It also includes sources, generation, as well as control of water and other contaminants. Materials of interest include refrigerants, lubricants, additives, manufacturing chemicals and materials of construction. Scope includes identifying and quantifying contaminants that affect properties and performance of system components such as filters and driers. It is also concerned with contaminants during recovering, recycling and reclaiming refrigerants.
TC 3.2 members offer their wide knowledge on these topics in many different Society activities, through various subcommittees. The subcommittee meetings are where the action is, so don't miss them. They are a good way for TC members to become more closely involved with the activities of the committee.