Inventory and Forecast

OpenRIEP allows sharing data regarding refrigerant emissions and giving tools, models and information needed to perform refrigerant inventories by country.

Estimation of refrigerants emissions by country in Europe for the year 2012 - based on population ratios applied to  the Europe of Fifteen (EU15) and twelve new accessed European countries (EUnew)

How to use this section?

1) The CES makes its calculation results available in order to improve knowledge regarding refrigerant emissions. You can access inventory results as well as forecasting scenarios. This section will be progressively extended to more countries, according to the studies performed by the CES and the approvals obtained. For a more detailed analysis, you can also consult some of our reports. The available results are presented in the Emissions Database. They can be visualized and compared by country, refrigerant, application, using Google data tools.

2) The OpenRIEP Platform will soon offer the possibility of using the RIEP Software to perform your own inventories. You can already consult the detailed implemented methodology here. An online version of RIEP is currently being developped; it will run using country databases with specific format.

3) To perform inventory calculations with RIEP, you have to fill in a country database. Each database contains all the required assumptions and statistics for all the identified subapplications of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning equipment. The hypotheses and data needed for the calculation and contained in the country databases are explained here. To help you, the CES proposes some model databases which contain default values or evolutions for the main parameters: emission rates, refrigerants in use on the market of new equipment, lifetime, etc. According to your country's specificities, you choose a model database, complete and modify it as needed.

4) The detailed steps to follow in order to load, complete, modify and reload your database are explained here. All the other sections (Refrigerant database, Technology database, Regulations) could be used  to help choosing assumptions. The Refrigerant database, for instance, could be useful in the case of forecast scenario building, to choose alternatives to high GWP HFCs by application.

5) Using on line RIEP will allow you to calculate refrigerant emissions, visualize the calculation results thanks to Google tools. OpenRIEP will propose to compare your results to CES estimates when they are available. Your results could be integrated into the Emissions Database to be shared with other users.


What results?

RIEP software, associated with country databases allows you to perform refrigerant inventories and calculate:


Emissions of refrigerants

All the types of emissions are taken into account: emissions at manufacturing, fugitive emissions, emissions at servicing, emissions at end of life of equipement or during retofit.


Emissions by type of refrigerant - EU the 15 - All applications merged.
Equivalent CO2 emissions of refrigerants

The GWP values given by the 2nd Assessment report are used in the Emissions Database results.

CO2 equivalent emissions in France by refrigerant. All applications
Banks or stocks

They are the quantities of refrigerants in the installed base of equipment

Refrigerant banks by application in the Europe of 15.
Refrigerant demand or consumption

The demand or consumption is the quantity of refrigerants needed for:

- the production of equipment in a country if the equipment is charged in factory,

- the charge of equipment sold in the country, if the equipment is charged on the field

- and for servicing the installed base of equipement in the country.

Refrigerant demand by refrigerant for Chillers in the Europe of 15.

Those results can be accessed in the Emissions Database. Recovered quantities at the equipment end of life can also be derived.


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