Making Sense of the New Industry Standard for Refrigerants

Why A2L Refrigerants Pave the Way for the Future of the RAC Industry

In the wake of continued and emerging regulations around refrigerants, the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry is actively seeking environmentally sustainable refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP).

Recent innovation using hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) chemistry has led to the development of high-performing, low-GWP, zero ODP refrigerants. These HFO refrigerants reliable and efficient, but unlike their hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) counterparts, they carry the mildly flammable ASHRAE A2L safety rating. HFO refrigerants are completely safe when handled properly; however, risks arise when users do not take the time to understand proper handling and implementation.

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This white paper dives into detail on the ASHRAE A2L safety classification, and describes the properties and characteristics of refrigerants that carry this rating. Learn how these HFO refrigerants minimize the need for equipment redesign when transitioning from the previous generation of refrigerants, and how larger charge sizes and easier integration of electrical components makes transition smoother.

Download the white paper to learn more about A2L refrigerants and why they’re becoming the industry standard.