# What is refrigerant capacity?

**Refrigeration capacity**is a measure of the effective cooling

**capacity**of a refrigerator, expressed in Btu per hour or in tons, where one (1) ton of

**capacity**is equal to the heat required to melt 2,000 pounds of ice in 24 hours or 12,000 Btu per hour. (google search response)

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Herein, how do you calculate refrigerant capacity?

Each **refrigerant** has its own **capacity** for transferring heat. The higher its **capacity**, the more heat it transfers when it moves at a set rate. Divide the heat pump's output, in British Thermal Units (BTUs), by 2,930. If it transfers 150,000 BTUs per hour: 150,000 / 2,930 = 51.2 kilowatts.

Secondly, what is meant by 1 ton AC? A **ton** is the cooling capacity of an **air conditioning** system. **One ton** is equal to the amount of heat required (288,000 Btu) to melt **one ton** of ice in a 24-hour period. A **one**-**ton air conditioner** is rated at 12,000 Btu per hour (288,000/24). A two-**ton** unit would be rated at 24,000 Btu per hour.

Also to know, what is cooling capacity in kW?

**cooling capacity** of 1 ton is equal to 3.517 **kW** of **power**. For 1.5 ton AC ,**power** consumption of ac =**cooling capacity**/EER. =1.5*3.517/2.7=1.954 **kW**. AC consists of two units, Indoor unit which is called the evaporator and the Outdoor Unit which called the Compressor.

What is the unit of refrigeration?

The standard **unit of refrigeration** is ton **refrigeration** or simply ton denoted by TR. It is. equivalent to the rate of heat transfer needed to produce 1 ton (2000 lbs) of ice at 32 0F. from water at 32 0F in one day, i.e., 24 hours.