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Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) Refrigerant

A High-Performance Refrigerant That Meets the Needs of Low- and Medium-Temperature Refrigeration

Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) refrigerant is an environmentally sustainable, non-ozone depleting refrigerant offering a low global warming potential (GWP).

Opteon™ XP40 (R449A) has been successfully used in a wide range of commercial refrigeration applications. This refrigerant provides improved performance versus R404A and R507 in new and existing equipment, and has become the leading refrigerant used in various applications such as:

  • Low- and medium-temperature industrial direct expansion (DX) refrigeration
  • Food service (e.g., condensing units)
  • Cold storage
  • Self-contained systems
  • Supermarkets
  • Centralized rack systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Walk-in coolers/freezers and prep rooms
  • DX chillers
  • Ice rink systems

Features and Benefits

Opteon™ XP40 is a high-performing refrigerant for low- and medium-temperature refrigeration. It can be used in new equipment and can replace R-22, R-404A, R-507, and R-407A in existing equipment.

As a retrofit, Opteon™ XP40 offers:

  • Improved performance
  • Similar capacity
  • Significant GWP reduction: 67% lower GWP than R-404A and R-507, 33% lower GWP than R-407A and 30% lower GWP than R-22

After extensive field testing, retrofitting with Opteon™ XP40 does not require changes to equipment, lubricants, or seals. Technicians can top it off after leak repair. Using this nonflammable refrigerant in new and retrofitted systems offers a number of benefits, including:

  • GWP as low as 1282, a 67% reduction compared to R-404A/R-507
  • 8 to 12% more energy efficiency than R-404A/R-507
  • Safe and nonflammable with an ASHRAE A1 safety classification
  • Approval from major equipment and component manufacturers
  • Compatibility with existing equipment

Learn more about how your systems can benefit from Opteon™ XP40 by contacting our experts.