Emerson Climate Technologies Approves Arkema's Forane 427A for Copeland Discus Compressors

Emerson Climate Technologies Approves Arkema's Forane 427A for Copeland Discus Compressors

Arkema, announced today that its Forane® 427A (R-427A) retrofit refrigerant has been approved by Emerson Climate Technologies for aftermarket use with Copeland DiscusTM compressors in low- and medium-temperature.

Dec. 12, 2013

Arkema announced today that its Forane 427A (R-427A) retrofit refrigerant has been approved by Emerson Climate Technologies for aftermarket use with Copeland Discus compressors in low- and medium-temperature.

Emerson Discus compressor with CoreSense diagnostics.

Arkema sources say Forane 427A refrigerant is the closest match to R-22 in terms of performance and operating conditions, and was developed to minimize the work necessary during an R-22 system retrofit. Copeland Discus brand compressors are some of the most widely used in supermarket refrigeration, and approval from Emerson Climate Technologies demonstrates Forane 427A’s excellent performance as an R-22 retrofit solution. Emerson Climate Technologies is updating technical bulletins (93-11 R28 and 95-14) with Forane 427A’s approval for aftermarket use with Copeland Discus compressors and POE oil in low-temperature Demand Cooling and medium-temperature refrigeration rack applications.

“Emerson’s endorsement is valued within the industry,” says Patti Conlan, Marketing Manager, Arkema.  “Our customers have found Forane 427A refrigerant to match R-22’s capacity and efficiency closely, while reducing compressor discharge temperatures.”

"Securing Copeland approval gives Arkema and our customers further confidence of the capabilities of Forane® 427A refrigerant and the benefits it offers to anyone looking for a long-term retrofit solution," adds Glenn Haun, Director of Sales for Fluorochemicals in North America.

Forane 427A refrigerant is specifically designed to replace R-22, an ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol agreement.  Forane® 427A refrigerant is the closest match to R-22 in terms of performance, mass flow rates, and operating pressures, over the whole range of temperatures among the R-22 retrofit solutions.  Forane 427A with a GWP of 2138 (IPCC 4th Report) has one of the lowest GWP of any current major R-22 retrofits.  For more information on Forane® 427A refrigerant, visit forane.com.
 

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