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Forane®

Product range
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The Arkema Group is one of the world's top producers of fluorinated chemicals, under the brand Forane®, including refrigerants as well as foam blowing agents, solvents and aerosols.
 
Arkema's refrigerants are used wherever cooling or refrigeration are required, including home air conditioners and heat pumps, appliances, automobiles, food processing, commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, chillers, and supermarkets.

Products in this range

Forane® 409A

Product
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. Forane® 409A has properties and performance similar to R-12 and R-500. R-409A is ozone depleting and subject to phased out, according to the Montreal Protocol international treaty and the Clean Air Act in the United States.

Forane® 22

Product
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, 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. Retrofit refrigerants, such as Forane® 427A - The EASY RETROFITTM, may be options for servicing existing R-22 installations.

Forane® 404A

Product
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

Product
Forane® 407A (R-407A) is a non-ozone depleting, zeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-32, R-125, and R-134a. Forane® 407A is a lower 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. R-407A can also be used as an R22 retrofit for medium and low temperature refrigeration systems but 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

Product
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 closely in air conditioning applications. Forane® 407C can be used to replace R-22 in new or existing R-22 residential and commercial air conditioning systems as well as non-flooded evaporator chillers. R-407C is completely immiscible with mineral oil and will require a complete oil change to POE when retrofitting an R-22 installation. Like other R22 retrofits, R-407C is a high glide blend and is therefore typically not recommended for use in a system with a flooded evaporator.

Forane® 408A

Product
Forane® 408A refrigerant (R-408A) is a low-ozone depleting, near-azeotropic HCFC-containing blend of R-22, R-125, and R-143a, designed to match the performance of R-502. Forane® 408A 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. R-408A contains an HCFC and, as an ozone depleting refrigerant, is subject to phase out according to the Montreal Protocol international treaty and the Clean Air Act in the United States.

Forane® 410A

Product
Forane® 410A refrigerant (R-410A) is a non-ozone depleting, near azeotropic refrigerant blend of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) R-32 and R-125 developed for use in air conditioning applications. Forane® 410A refrigerant is used in new residential and light commercial air conditioning systems, heat pumps, dehumidifiers, chillers, and other HVAC applications. 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® 427A (R427A) - The EASY RETROFIT™

Product
Forane® 427A (R427A) is the ideal R22 retrofit for air conditioning, heat pumps, and refrigeration applications. Benefits include: - Better efficiency than most R22 retrofits - Comparable capacity to R-22 - Nearly identical pressures to R-22 - Lower discharge temperatures - Mineral oil compatible - No TXV replacement required - Copeland DiscusTM and Bitzer approved For Forane® 427A retrofit stickers, please call customer service at (800) 245-5858 , press 0 (North America only). To learn more about the retrofitting process, visit r22retrofits.com.

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
    • Air conditioning
    • Air treatment
    • Refrigeration
  • Automotive and transportation
    • Automotive
    • Transportation
  • Building and construction
    • Foam
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Polymer manufacturing (PTFE)
  • Consumer goods
    • Aerosols
    • Appliance foam
  • General industry
    • Solvents

Applications

  • Automotive
  • Cars
  • Cooling cases
  • Freezers
  • Refrigerators
  • Transportation
  • Vending machines
  • Wine coolers
 
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