BITZER launches overhauled refrigerant ruler

The specialist for refrigeration and air conditioning technology BITZER has revised its free refrigerant reference tool for smartphones: the BITZER Refrigerant Ruler. The completely overhauled app enables users to easily and quickly assess refrigerant data

BITZER previously upgraded the application, which was launched in 2010, in 2016 in terms of its look and feel. Designed specifically for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, it contains data on all common refrigerants, including key fluid properties, safety group information, global warming potential (GWP), ozone depletion potential (ODP) and information on choice of oil type for the compressor.

The tool provides an intuitive user interface for easy and accurate temperature-to-pressure conversion while allowing easy preselection and switching between different metric (SI) and imperial (IP) units. The main functions include several parallel slide controls for setting pressure and temperature values, search filters and favourits, as well as the possibility to adjust all relevant parameters in the settings menu. In addition, supplementary information on refrigerants and links to relevant online documents are available.

Choice of refrigerant

The app contains information on more than 100 natural and synthetic refrigerants, which can also be preselected via filters. For comparison purposes and for practical use in the service and operation of older existing systems, BITZER also provides data on previously used refrigerants which may have been affected by usage restrictions.

The settings menu

In the settings menu, all important parameters for the determination of sea level as well as for temperature and pressure value can be adjusted. Other functions allow for an anonymous analysis and a change to standard settings. Furthermore, the app offers the possibility to set the current altitude above sea level or atmospheric pressure to correct dew and boiling points when overpressure values are entered. Depending on the configuration, the analysis for the location in question can optionally be carried out automatically via GPS or barometer if the device in use has the aforementioned sensors. Manually entering the sea level or correcting it is possible as well. In addition, temperature and pressure units can be freely selected and combined.

The app is available in English and German and will soon be available in the stores.