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.
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.