Forane® 22

Product
Refrigeration unit

Forane® 22 refrigerant (R-22) is used in a broad range of applications, including residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, chillers, room air conditioning, heat pumps, transport refrigeration, and other comfort cooling and refrigeration applications. R-22 is an HCFC and is going through a mandatory phase out for manufacturing and importing by January 1, 2020, according to the Montreal Protocol. It will remain legal for end-users to purchase and use Forane® 22 refrigerant in existing R-22 equipment past this date.  R-22 virgin and reclaim refrigerants are readily available and will be for years to come.  Retrofit refrigerants, such as Forane® 427A - The EASY RETROFITTM, may be options for servicing existing R-22 installations.

Identity

CAS number
75-45-6
Chemical name
Chlorodifluoromethane
Common name
R-22

Properties

  • Average molecular weight (g/mol) : 86.5
  • Normal boiling point (°F) : -41.5
  • Normal boiling point (°C) : -40.8
  • Critical temperature (°F) : 205.1
  • Critical temperature (°C) : 96.1
  • ASHRAE safety group classification : A1
  • Ozone depletion potential (ODP) : 0.055
  • Global warming potential (GWP) AR5 : 1,760

Geographic availability

Africa and Middle-East
Asia-Pacific
North America
Oceania
South America

Markets

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
    • Air conditioning
    • Refrigeration
  • Automotive and transportation
    • Transportation
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Polymer manufacturing (PTFE)

Applications

  • Feedstock for PTFE production
 
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