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Advanced Refrigerant Additive

In August 2005 a major local public utility concluded independent controlled testing on the ECS ARA (ARA) and realized 30% savings! ECS does not believe that these are typical saving but customers have seen between 10% and 38% efficiency increases and electric bill reductions, but 30% is not unreasonable.

The problem:
proa beforeInherent in the design of any cooling system is a flaw that allows for oil from the compressor to escape into the cooling system. This oil naturally adheres to the walls of the tubing used to allow for the transfer of heat from the coolant. This oil builds up much like plaque in the bloodstream. The more it builds up over time the more it impedes the flow of coolant through the system and decrease the release of the heat by the refrigerant.

 

 

 

The Solution:
proa afterARA is an additive that is combined with the oil in the compressor of a cooling system. Over a period of 1 to 8 weeks, depending upon the age and condition of the system being treated, ARA will displace the oil in the refrigeration lines. It creates a better molecular bond with the metals used in these lines. The oil reaches traps and filters that are in the cooling system and ARA does not impede the heat transfer process.

 

 

 

 

Product Information:
ARA is also energy recovery product. As reported by ASHRAE oil builds up in condensers and evaporators impeding heat transfer, reducing efficiency by as much as 30%. ARA’s polarized molecules attach to all metal in the closed system forming a one molecule thick barrier and restores (appreciates) the systems efficiency. According to a U.S. Department of Energy Federal Technology Report “In 95% of the systems tested energy savings were above 15%.”

The savings and protection begin immediately and achieves maximum protection in about three weeks. ARA is added to refrigeration at a ratio of 95% refrigeration oil 5% ARA. This is the most economical method for energy savings on the market today providing quick returns on the investment.

market-frzrEnergy ratings such as SEER, etc., are relative to field conditions and customer usage. ARA increases the lubrication value of refrigeration oil by 1500% and either saves energy up to 25% or increases the capacity of the system.

ARA continues to work when refrigeration would break down and provides protection to compressor parts even at pressures through 4000/psi. From a service standpoint this greatly reduces heat related failures and is the perfect choice for high pressure refrigerants such as Puron.

 

Not just another oil additive
comm-ac ARA is a proven HVAC retrofit product compatible with Freon air-conditioning systems and ammonia or Freon refrigeration systems. ARA is capable of producing energy savings from 10% - 38%. ARA is compatible with all prevalent Freon groups. The retrofit is applicable to reciprocating, scroll and screw compressors along with heat pumps and chillers of all sizes. ARA solves oil retention problems in all systems, including ammonia. ARA also has significant equipment life extension capabilities, which will be covered in greater detail later. This factor is certain to attract anyone interested in preventative maintenance programs.

If you view ARA as another oil additive, you have missed the big picture. ARA is simply not STP or Slick 50 for air-conditioners. Clearly the science behind this technology is much more significant than simple lubrication.

The products primary benefit is based on the ability to significantly expedite heat transfer. The U.S. patent office accepted this technological break through and issued U.S. patent #4,963,280 in 1990.

What does it do?
To understand how ARA works, consider briefly the make-up of a heat-exchange system. The cooling action in an air-conditioning or refrigeration system is created through the use of a compressible fluid that moves heat from one location to another. During the process of expanding and condensing, heat is either absorbed or rejected through a copper (or similar metal) coil. {mosimage}

diagram-refRefrigeration systems also include a lubricant (often called refrigerant oil), which circulates continuously through the compressor to lubricate moving parts. Frequently, oil escapes the compressor area and moves with the refrigerant through the rest of the system. The oil entrained in the refrigerant travels from the compressor to the condenser and evaporator, where it attaches itself to the metal surfaces on the inside of the heat exchanger coils, in effect insulating them. The result is reduced heat transfer ability, which in turn effectively reduces capacity and increases run-time in order to obtain the same amount of heat transfer.

The addition of ARA to refrigerant oil in the compressor introduces an a-olefin molecule, chlorinated paraffin, which remains in a liquid state as it moves throughout the system with refrigerant oil. The activated polar molecule in ARA is carried in a non-particular (contains no particles) oil base which readily mixes with refrigerant oil. Each molecule, possessing a negatively charged region, seeks to attach itself to the metal surfaces throughout the refrigeration system. The molecule displaces other molecules, including dirt, carbon deposits, and oil, eventually forming a thin layer. Because the polar molecules have no affinity for each other, the layer is a single molecule thick.

 

Advanced Refrigerant Additive is proven to:

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Reduce power usage
  • Reduce maintenance
  • Clean and restore older systems
  • Prolong equipment life
  • Improve compressor performance
  • Increase efficiency
  • Reduce compressor cycle time
  • Reduce friction noise and vibration
  • Help prevent bearing damage
  • Lower oil operating temperature
  • Soften and condition seals Improve heat exchange ("Q" Factor)