- 18 models released for refrigeration systems
- Alternative to R-404A and R-134a
- Convenient for low and medium temperatures
AACHEN, GERMANY, September 13, 2012 – Aiming to protect the environment by reducing the carbon footprint is an important step. And one possibility to support all ongoing efforts is to reduce the impact of refrigeration systems. Therefore one alternative is gaining more and more attractiveness: R407F. Emerson Climate Technologies has performed extensive field trials for 2 years and has approved all Copeland Scroll™ compressors from 2–6 HP for this new refrigerant. As of now, 18 models are available for medium and low temperature applications in the standard version (ZB, ZF) and with Digital modulation (ZBD, ZFD). This enables end-users to benefit from Copeland Scroll technology with R-407F. Its GWP (1824) is half that of R-404A. With R-407F, the market now possesses a carbon footprint reduction alternative that is as close to a R-404A retrofit solution as it can be. In many cases, the refrigerant may substitute R-404A in existing system designs and installations with only minor adjustment.
As another test result, R-407F constitutes a good alternative to R-134a from a capital cost standpoint for hybrid cascade systems. These cost reductions arise when R-407F is used alternatively to R-134a in medium temperature circuits of hybrid refrigeration cascade systems where the low temperature circuit uses CO2. Emerson’s selection software Select 7.6 contains all performance, electrical and mechanical data on each approved compressor.
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Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and Alco Controls, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.eu
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