Fosensor Introduces New Refrigerant Gas Sensor

Refrigerant is an important and indispensable part of refrigeration units, and its quality and performance directly affect the refrigeration effect and service life. Due to the growing environmental problems such as warming and ozone layer depletion caused by traditional refrigerants, R32 and R290 refrigerants, as a new type of environmentally friendly refrigerant, are in growing demand among major brands and air conditioners.

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R290 Refrigerant Gas Sensor

Difference between R32 and R290 refrigerant

The ODP value (ozone layer depletion potential) of R32 and R290 refrigerants is zero, which has no destructive effect on the ozone layer; the GWP value is lower, which has no effect on the greenhouse effect and has a good environmental protection effect. However, R32 has flammability, and R290 refrigerant has the risk of explosion, if the installation is not standardized, refrigerant leakage as well as encountering open flames will cause serious consequences such as explosion, colorless and tasteless refrigerant even if the leakage is also difficult to find, has a greater security risks.

In addition, in recent years, the international community has been on how to mitigate the direct emissions of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems for discussion, a variety of environmental regulations have come out one after another, aiming to reduce global warming potential, reduce the amount of refrigerant gases dispersed into the atmosphere.

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New Solutions for Refrigerant Detection

Accurate, fast, and professional detection of refrigerant leakage and timely adoption of corresponding safeguard measures is very critical, however, there are fewer Refrigerant Gas Sensors on the market, even fewer reliable and durable ones, many sensors are developed based on semiconductor technology, but semiconductors have the problem of becoming the ignition source of the leaking gases, etc. Fosensor products from China use photocell-free NDIR technology, which can perfectly avoid this problem. But semiconductors have the problem of becoming the ignition source of leaking gas. Fosensor from China adopts photocell-free NDIR technology, which can perfectly avoid this problem.

Fosensor’s newly developed FS4NDIR/R290 is a very energy-efficient gas sensor launched up to now, using NDIR technology to accurately detect gases, automatic calibration of the 10-year cycle of efficient operation, for different refrigerants developed specialized sensors, which can effectively solve the troubles of air conditioning manufacturers. In addition, the sensor has the following advantages:

Low power consumption

High accuracy

Miniature size

Fast response time

Maintenance-free

Long and stable service life

Immunity to toxic and hazardous substances

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R290 Refrigerant Gas Sensors, High Accuracy, Low Power Consumption

The R290 Refrigerant Gas Sensors for detecting R290 refrigerant use photocell-free NDIR technology to provide real power savings while maintaining high accuracy. the R290 Refrigerant Gas Sensors have a dual-channel design and a rugged, vibration-resistant aluminum alloy housing, and their solid-state design allows them to be used anywhere there is a harsh environment or risk of explosion. Its solid-state design allows it to be used in any harsh environment or where there is a risk of explosion.

Designed for mass production, the R290 Refrigerant Gas Sensors are fully traceable through the manufacturing process and through sensor serial numbers on critical components. Each sensor is individually calibrated and equipped with UART (Modbus) and DAC interfaces. The R290 Refrigerant Gas Sensors is a module that can be simply integrated into a product and can be used in a wide range of R290-based refrigerants.