Utilization of HCR-22 as Substitute for R-22 in Fish Refrigeration Unit

Keywords: fish refrigeration, HCR-22, performance, R-22


Since each refrigerant has different vaporization and condensation temperature and pressure, the capacity and working conditions of each system depend on the type of refrigerant used. The criteria for a suitable refrigerant for a refrigeration system are determined by its thermodynamic, chemical, and other factors. This research aims to analyze the capacity and scope of work of refrigerator components that use R-22 refrigerant to be replaced with HCR-22 in a 1.7 TR refrigeration fish refrigerator without having to replace components. This research was carried out from December to March, on a regular fishing vessel, Alalunga Vessel. The research was conducted by reviewing and analyzing the application of refrigerant HCR-22 and R-22 in the refrigerator unit. The results of the analysis of the capacity and scope of work of the components show that HCR-22 refrigerant has a higher advantage than R-22. These high advantages have a positive reaction to the refrigeration effect and refrigerant workload, which include an increase in heat absorption capability, a decrease in compressor and electric motor energy, a decrease in the compression ratio, an increase in the compressor coefficient achievement.

Author Biographies

I Made Aditya Nugraha, Politeknik Kelautan dan Perikanan Kupang

Departement of Fisheries Mechanization

Marcus Samusamu, Politeknik Kelautan dan Perikanan Kupang

Departement of Fishery Mechanization


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How to Cite
Nugraha, I. M. A., & Samusamu, M. (2022). Utilization of HCR-22 as Substitute for R-22 in Fish Refrigeration Unit. Jurnal Airaha, 11(01), 140 - 150. https://doi.org/10.15578/ja.v11i01.348