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Eco-Friendly Thermal Management and Alternative Refrigerants

Increasing concerns of climate change and new industry regulations are driving demands of more environmentally friendly cooling systems. 

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Alternative Refrigerant Initiative

lts-alternative-refrigerant-initiativeIncreasing concerns about climate change and new industry regulations are driving demands for more environmentally friendly cooling systems. To address this, Laird Thermal Systems has launched the Alternative Refrigerant-Based Cooling Systems Initiative. By using the environmentally friendly R-290 propane refrigerant, liquid cooling systems can deliver maximum performance and cooling capacity with a low impact on global warming. 

A Greener Alternative

Alternative refrigerants are considered the future option for liquid cooling systems due to their high performance and low environmental impact. Today, most refrigerants have an Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) of 0 and a Global Warming Potential (GWP) ranging from ~500 to ~4000. Refrigeration systems using R-290 has an ODP of 0 and GWP of only 3.

Safe to Transport

However, alternative refrigerants can be challenging to transport due to their high flammability characteristics. Through design optimization, Laird Thermal Systems has limited the amount of R-290 in these systems to meet international air shipment regulations and still provide a high cooling capacity. 

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Our Available Eco-Friendly Options

  • Refrigerant-free thermoelectric coolers and thermoelectric cooler assemblies deliver an eco-friendlier solution that accommodates long-term life cycles for electronics and various lab and tech instruments.
  • The NRC400 benchtop recirculating chiller from the Nextreme Series, is a thermoelectric chiller that doesn’t use any refrigerants. It is also approved by UL for laboratory use, has CE marking, and is RoHS compliant.
  • Our Nextreme™ Performance Series recirculating chillers platform is using a more environmentally friendly R513A refrigerant, it delivers similar performance with less than half the Global Warming Potential (GWP) compared to traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) refrigerants.

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