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Refrigeration in Aerospace - Cooling the Typhoon


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Refrigeration in Aerospace - Cooling the Typhoon

The paper describes the Eurofighter Typhoon Praetorian Defensive Aids Sub System Cold Wall Cooling, a novel ram air driven vapour compression refrigeration system operating with HFC R245fa.  

It provides a brief history of the use of vapour compression systems in light, commercial and military aircraft and other aerospace applications for air conditioning and heritage from refrigerated food service applications.

It also discusses  the selection and use of R245fa, legislative compliance, design, testing, materials and production issues including leak detection.


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