Chemours2USA: Refrigerant manufacturer Chemours has welcomed Trane’s announcement that it is to offer R514A as an alternative to R123 on its CenTraVac centrifugal chillers.

Sold by Chemours as Opteon XP30, R514A is a low GWP, non-flammable, HFO-1336mzz(Z) based refrigerant. SNAP-listed in the US since April, its pending ASHRAE number of R514A is expected to be confirmed at the end of this month.

“Our customers require us to be on the cutting edge of technology so that they can meet the challenges that face them in the years ahead,” said Diego Boeri, global business director Chemours Fluorochemicals. “As the latest innovation in our low GWP portfolio, Opteon XP30 provides a long-term solution to the low pressure chiller market with its optimal balance of efficiency, safety, performance and sustainability.”

In November last year, Chemours began construction of the world’s first full-scale HFO1336mzz production facility in Changshu, China. The new site, with expected production beginning mid-year 2017, will provide increased capacity for low GWP refrigerants and foam blowing agents.

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