You’ve likely been reading more these days about Hyrdofluorolefin (HFOs), the next generation low-GWP refrigerant solution. As with any new technology, there will always be several important aspects to consider and the topic of flammability has received a lot of attention related to A2L refrigerants.
Here are a few key facts to understand about HFOs:
· There are several parameters that determine flammability including minimum ignition energy and flame velocity.
· Flame propagation and accidental ignition are less likely to occur with A2Ls than A3s.
· A2Ls are less likely to form flammable concentrations: another reason why they are inherently safer than A3s.
Learn more in this brief video that covers flammability factors in low-GWP refrigerants.
You can learn even more in this webinar Ride the Refrigerant Webinar.
Contact our refrigeration team at Chemours TM regarding your flammability questions.