Refrigerants for Transport Refrigeration

Preserve and Ensure Safe Delivery of Perishable Goods

An increased demand for frozen foods and new therapeutic treatments and medicines within the cold supply chain has increased demand for reliable refrigerated transport.

Refrigerated trailers, large and small trucks, containers, and rail carriages belong to a cold chain infrastructure designed to safely transport food and medical supplies from production facilities to customers.

Opteon™ refrigerants play a critical role in this transport refrigeration. Opteon™ XP44 (R-452A)—a non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) based refrigerant—can replace antiquated refrigerants used in brand new transport refrigeration equipment or existing system retrofits.

Striving for Improved Energy Efficiency

Because energy costs for transport refrigeration add up quickly, the industry looks for solutions to improve its systems' overall energy efficiency. Simple modifications like adding insulation and optimizing container shape and volume help—but only to an extent.

Upgrading refrigeration system components like compressors and heat exchangers with favorable thermodynamic properties result in significant cost and energy savings. Opteon™ refrigerants offer the optimal balance of:

  • Performance
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Safety
  • Cost for transport refrigeration components