FCT: FRIULAIR'S REPLY TO THE F-GAS REGULATION
Many countries are introducing regulations aimed to reduce the use and diffusion of refrigerant gases harmful for the environment. The refrigerant gases responsible for the degradation of the atmospheric ozone layer have been banned since years in several Countries and today only those with ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) equal to zero are employed.
European Union, always attentive to environmental protection, has recently begun the fight to reduce the emission of greenhouse effect substances too, which are responsible for global warming. Refrigerant gases represent a huge part of this category; for this reason the EU F-GAS REGULATION 517/2014 has been issued requiring a gradual reduction of fluorinated greenhouse gases commercialized in the market, with the aim of reducing their environmental impact.
欧盟总是对环保持积极态度，最近开始着手减少有温室气体效应物质的排放，以减缓全球变暖的趋势。制冷剂的排放占温室气体排放的很大一部分，因此，欧盟发布了F-GAS REGULATION 517/2014标准，要求逐步减少氟化温室气体物质的市场份额，以减少其对环境的影响。
In particular, the regulation requires that by 2030 the quantity (in CO2 equivalent) of refrigerant gas that can be commercialized in Europe must be 21% of the average quantity of refrigerants on the Union market in the period from 2009 to 2012.
It is important to note that the refrigerant quantities just mentioned are not expressed by weight: in fact, the EU assigns the annual quota of refrigerant that each producer or importer can market in Europe not by mass but rather as a mass of CO₂ equivalent. This value is obtained by calculating the product between the mass of the gas and its GWP (Global Warming Potential) value, which is a specific chemical characteristic of each refrigerant. In the light of this, in order to achieve these important targets set by the EU without reducing the total quantity (in mass) of refrigerants necessary for the needs of the refrigeration industries, it is essential to use new gases with lower GWP values, i.e. more eco-sustainable.
FRIULAIR has immediately decided to offer solutions to customers with the supply of products environmental friendly and the regulations to protect it. And it is precisely with the FCT Series that Friulair intend to sensitise the market by offering refrigeration dryers designed and optimized for operation with the new R513A refrigerant gas with lower GWP (631 tons of CO2 equivalent, i.e. reduced by 56% compared to R134A and 64% compared to R407C).
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THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE FCT SERIES ARE:
✅ Use of innovative and eco-sustainable R513A refrigerant gas.
✅ Construction with highly recyclable materials.
✅ High performance due to the use of the patented Alu-Dry® heat-exchanger, completely made in aluminium, with vertical path. The efficiency is optimized and the pressure drops are among the lowest on the market.
✅ The series is equipped with electronic controllers (DMC34 up to FCT160, DMC24 - Industry 4.0 ready - from FCT180 to FCT1500) with a remote alarm contact. From the FCT180 the Modbus RS485 ASCII 7 Bit communication protocols and the remote ON / OFF function are available.
全系列配置电子控制器，可远程报警输出。（FCT160以下机型配置DCM34控制器，FCT180-FCT1500配置DMC24控制器—符合工业4.0标准）从FCT180开始，配置Modus RS485 ASCII 7 Bit通讯协议，同时可实现远程启停。
✅ All FCTs, from size 180 or larger, come for standard with the Zero Loss Drain(s) for improved efficiency, with test-function button integrated in the controller.
✅ The water-cooled version is available on request starting from size FCT55.
FCT DRYERS SERIES
NEW FRIENDLY COOLING TECNOLOGY
In compliance with the F-GAS regulation regarding fluorinated gases, Friulair offers the new range FCT (Friendly Cooling Technology) aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
Available immediately for applications with compressed air flow rate up to 147.200 L/min (8.832 m3/h), the series takes advantage of the construction characteristics of the ACT series, already appreciated by the compressed air industry market, combined with the use of the R513A refrigerant with properties and performances similar to those of the R134a, but with a GWP equal to 631 (approximately 1/3 of the current R407C).
Unlike other refrigerants with reduced GWP, R513A is non-flammable and non-toxic and therefore does not set any limits on the field of use of the dryer or on the installation procedures.
The FCT range offers performance and energy efficiency equivalent to that of the ACT series operating with R134a and R407C.
The FCT series has been designed and built to facilitate any inspection and maintenance operations that may prove necessary.
The hoods are easily removed and offer immediate access to all parts of the system. The clear layout of the components, the simple composition of the refrigerant circuit and the numbering of the wires in the electrical system,facilitate the operator when carrying out standard controls.
The components of FCT range, from refrigerant to materials of construction, have been selected with maximum respect for the environment and their ability to be recycled.
最高环境温度 50°C ，最高进气温度 70°C