Chemours Presents Low GWP Refrigerants Research at Purdue Conference

July 14, 2016
Chemours is presenting its latest low Global Warming Potential, hydrofluoro-olefin refrigerant innovations at the 2016 Purdue Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference.

WILMINGTON, DE., July 12, 2016 – The Chemours Company (Chemours) is presenting its latest research at this week’s 2016 Purdue Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, demonstrating the bright future of their low GWP (global warming potential) hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerants.  At the conference, Chemours is presenting five technical papers on refrigerants, more than any other company.  The presentations detail the performance, stability, compatibility, safety, and environmental benefits of the company’s Opteon™ portfolio.

As of July 12, Chemours has commercialized a broad range of Opteon™ refrigerants across multiple applications including mobile air conditioning, stationary refrigeration and chillers. These new refrigerants have quickly been adopted by users around the world as they offer the optimal balance of properties including performance, environmental sustainability, safety and cost. Chemours also has a robust developmental pipeline with additional low GWP solutions on the way for stationary air conditioning and waste heat recovery.

The Purdue Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference is a bi-annual research conference organized by the faculty from the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories at Purdue University. The conference seeks to bring together world-renowned authors and speakers to present cutting edge research over the course of the four day event.

“The Purdue Conference is of great value to the industry as it allows for its best and brightest minds to come together in one place and share the progress that has been made over the past two years,” Diego Boeri, global business director Chemours Fluorochemicals.  “Our Opteon™ portfolio represents new breakthrough solutions within the industry and therefore it is important that we use opportunities like these to educate the industry and demonstrate why we believe these products offer the best long term low GWP solutions for today and tomorrow’s applications.”

The five papers from Chemours involved the contribution from ten Chemours authors along with one collaborative effort involving other leaders within the waste heat recovery industry:

• Multi-Year Evaluation of R-449A as a Replacement for R-22 in Low Temperature and Medium Temperature Refrigeration Applications, by Andrew Pansulla and Charles Allgood
• Testing of Low GWP Replacements for R-410A in Stationary Air Conditioning, by Joshua Hughes, Sonali Shah
Hot Surface Ignition Testing of Low GWP 2L Refrigerants, by Mary Koban, Barbara Minor, Nina Gray, Patrick Coughlan
• Testing of HFO Refrigerant with Less Than 150 GWP in a Commercial Freeze, by Barbara Haviland Minor, Sonali Shah, Luke Simoni
• Combined Heat and Power From Low Temperature Heat: HFO-1336mzz(Z) as a Working Fluid for Organic Rankine Cycles,by Konstantinos Kontomaris, Luke D. Simoni1, Mattias Nilsson2, Tim Hamacher3, Harald Nes Rislå4
1 Chemours Fluorochemicals, Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America;
2 Viking Heat Engines, Kristiansand, Norway;
3 Viking Heat Engines, Remscheid, Germany;
4 Viking Development Group, Kristiansand, Norway

As the leading industry supplier of more environmentally sustainable refrigerants, Chemours has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to offer customers new products with no ozone depletion and low global warming potential. The company has announced plans to invest hundreds of millions more in the next five years to bring online additional capacity of these more sustainable, high-performance products that serve a wide range of applications.

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