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R404A replacement: latest news and updates

HDR-110-testupdateAs the search for alternatives to R404A and R507A hots up, keeping up to date with all the latest test results, news and information gets tougher. To aid your search, we have brought together all our recently published legislation news and test result information here.

Earlier in the year, we published information on the front-runners to replace these high GWP refrigerants, firstly with an article on the “drop-ins” for existing systems:

R404A – the alternatives


and then a look at some of the tests with the low GWP options:

407F-install-updateR404A – the low GWP options.


In March, we published news of a number of new refrigerants, including R404A/R507A alternatives, proposed as addenda in ASHRAE’s ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2013:

ASHRAE proposes new R404A replacements


This was followed by news that the US was proposing to ban R404A and R507A in new equipment from 2016:

DuPont-updateUS could ban R404A from 2016


We have reported on the test results on some of these new refrigerants in the last few months:

Latest News

23rd February 2024

Hoshizaki acquires 25% stake in Fogel

PANAMA: Japanese refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired a 25% stake in Fogel Company Inc, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Republic of Panama, for US$28m.
22nd February 2024

Large capacity ULT chiller using neon refrigerant

SOUTH KOREA: Researchers claim to have developed a large capacity ultra-low temperature industrial chiller which, in tests, has achieved a 10kW cooling performance at -100℃.
21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise.