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BMS Controls Glossary


A refrigerant is a substance used in a cooling system to transfer heat from one area to another. It is a chemical compound that is used to absorb heat from a space or environment and then release it outside. Refrigerants are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers to cool the air and keep food and other items cold. Refrigerants are typically composed of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). These compounds are non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-corrosive, making them safe for use in cooling systems. Refrigerants are also highly efficient, meaning they can transfer large amounts of heat with minimal energy consumption. They are also able to work in a wide range of temperatures, making them ideal for use in a variety of applications. Refrigerants are essential for maintaining comfortable temperatures in homes and businesses, and they are also used in industrial applications such as manufacturing and food processing.