Refrigerants for Off-road Vehicles

Efficiency and Sustainability in an R-134a Replacement

Stringent global efficiency and emissions standards have created a demand for new-generation refrigerants that help maintain reliability and worker safety in off-road vehicles while reducing their environmental footprint.

Opteon™ YF (R-1234yf) refrigerant cools like R-134a in mobile AC systems, but has a global warming potential (GWP) of 4 (AR4) compared to R-134a’s GWP of 1,430 (AR4). Long the R-134a replacement of choice for global automakers, R-1234yf is now seeing widespread adoption in the off-road vehicle market. Opteon™ YF is suitable for use in heavy-duty vehicles for a variety of applications, including:

  • Agriculture 
  • Construction 
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Utility

Dependable Performance in Rugged Conditions

Based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) chemistry, Opteon™ YF is a stable, low-toxicity refrigerant with a thermal performance and operating characteristics that are a close match to R-134A. Opteon™ YF has an ASHRAE classification of A2L; it is mildly flammable but difficult to ignite.

With its low GWP and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), Opteon™ YF complies with regional and international regulations, bringing an excellent environmental profile and efficient air conditioning performance to a variety of off-road vehicle applications.