Forane®

The Arkema Group is one of the world's top producers of fluorinated chemicals, including both refrigerants as well as foams, solvents and aerosols, under the brand Forane®

 

Arkema's refrigerants are used wherever cooling or freezing mechanisms are required, including appliances, automobiles, construction, food processing, industrial refrigeration and supermarkets.

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Description
Forane® 123 is a single-component refrigerant with properties similar to R-11, including boiling point and vapor pressure, and has one of the lowest OPD values of all HCFCs. Most new low-pressure centrifugal chillers are designed to use Forane® 123, indicating new chillers should provide operating conditions and performance close to those seen with R-11. However, new equipment must take into consideration the differences in properties to optimize the performance of Forane® 123.
Forane® 134a (R-134a) is a non-ozone depleting HFC with properties very similar to R-12. It can be used both as a pure refrigerant and as a component in refrigerant blends. For refrigeration, applications include automotive air conditioning, chillers, medium temperature commercial refrigeration, refrigeration appliances, and transport refrigeration. Forane® 134a can be used for spray blowing agents, refrigerator and freezer foam applications, and panels for walk-in freezers.
Forane® 22 refrigerant (R-22), an HCFC, has properties providing for a broad range of applications, including residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, chillers, room air conditioning, transport refrigeration, and other comfort cooling and refrigeration applications. R-22 is going through a mandatory phase out, scheduled according to the Montreal Protocol. End-users should consult their local wholesaler or refrigerant manufacturer for more information on the R-22 phase-out.
Forane® 404A (R-404A) is a non-ozone depleting, near azeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-125, R-143a, and R-134a and is formulated to match the properties of R-502, making it useful for a variety of medium and low temperature refrigeration applications. R-404A has been approved by many refrigeration compressor and system manufacturers for use in new refrigeration equipment, such as food display and storage cases, cold storage rooms, ice machines, transportation, and process refrigeration.
Forane® 407A (R-407A) is a non-ozone depleting, zeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-32, R-125, and R-134a. In Europe, R-407A is a low-GWP refrigerant designed for the replacement of R-404A and R-507A (retrofit and new equipment) in medium and low temperature refrigeration. Common applications include supermarket refrigeration, refrigerated transports, and food processing. In America, R-407A is an R-22 retrofit for medium and low temperature refrigeration systems and is not intended for air-conditioning applications, nor recommended for use in systems with flooded evaporators. Overall system capacities and efficiencies of an R-407A retrofit will be similar to those of R-22 for the US.
Forane® 407C (R-407C) is a non-ozone depleting, zeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-32, R-125 and R-134a and has been formulated to match the properties of R-22. Applications include residential and commercial air conditioning systems, non-flooded evaporator chillers, and some commercial refrigeration systems. Since R-407C has similar properties to R-22, it is possible (with modifications) to use it in the same equipment designed for R-22 today.
Forane® 408A refrigerant (R-408A) is a low-ozone depleting, near-azeotropic HCFC blend of R-22, R-125, and R-143a that was designed to match the performance of R-502 and is a retrofit solution for medium and low temperature refrigeration systems that are currently using R-502. R-408A should not be mixed with R-502 or used to top off the charge of an existing system operating on R-502. R-408A is not intended for use in new equipment.
Forane® 409A (R-409A or FX-56) is a low ozone depleting blend of HCFC refrigerants R-22, R-124, and R-142b. R-409A is formulated to resemble the properties of R-12. Applications include many medium temperature refrigeration systems, vending machines, refrigerators, positive displacement chillers, humidifiers, and other systems using R-12 or R-500. R-409A has properties and performance similar to R-12 and R-500.
Forane® 410A refrigerant (R-410A) is a non-ozone depleting blend of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) R-32 and R-125 developed as a replacement refrigerant for air conditioning applications currently designed for (HCFC) R-22. Due to the higher refrigerating capacity and pressures of R-410A, it should not be used as a retrofit refrigerant in R-22 equipment. Forane® 410A refrigerant is used in new residential and commercial air conditioning systems, heat pumps, dehumidifiers and small chillers.
Forane® 427A (R-427A) is a non-ozone depleting blend of HFC refrigerants R-32, R-125, R-143a, and R-134a and was developed as a retrofit refrigerant for many R-22 applications, including low and medium temperature refrigeration and air conditioning systems. R-427A has comparable capacity to R-22 and better efficiency than most other R-22 replacements and was developed to minimize the work necessary during an R-22 system retrofit.
Forane® 507A (R-507A) is a non-ozone depleting, azeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-125 and R-143a. R-507 is blended to match the properties of R-502, making it a good refrigerant for some medium and most low temperature refrigeration applications. R-507A is approved by compressor and system manufacturers for use in new refrigeration equipment such as food display and storage cases, cold storage rooms, transportation and process refrigeration.

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