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R449A and R513A included in Bitzer software

DuPont-Opteon-XP40SWITZERLAND: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has now included DuPont’s XP40 (R449A) and XP10 (R513A) in its latest compressor selection software.

The announcement by DuPont says the refrigerants are included for use in Bitzer’s range of semi-hermetic piston and screw compressors,

R449A is DuPont’s flagship low GWP, non-flammable replacement for R404A and R507A in new and existing stationary commercial refrigeration systems. Its GWP of 1397 is significantly lower than the two refrigerants it is designed to replace but offers comparable properties and performance.

R513A is an optimised new low GWP, azeotropic, non-flammable  replacement for R134a. A binary mixture of R134a (44%) and R1234yf (56%), it has a GWP of around 630. It replaces R134a in new equipment and, backed by extensive tests, has shown similar capacity and efficiency. DuPont sees XP10 having great potential as a replacement for medium temperature refrigeration applications in hybrid CO2 cascade systems. It was also recently announced as an option on Trane’s new Sintesis air-cooled chiller. 

“We at DuPont are extremely pleased that Bitzer has included Opteon  XP40 and XP10 in its updated compressor selection software programme,” said Kathryn K McCord, global business director, DuPont Fluorochemicals.

“This inclusion marks the final step in Bitzer’s approval of XP40 and XP10 for its compressors and sets the stage for these new low GWP refrigerants to become the products of choice in refrigeration and other applications.”

Related stories:

Lower GWP blends in Bitzer compressors – February 22, 2015
GERMANY: Bitzer has produced an information sheet for those considering using some of the new lower GWP refrigerants and blends with its compressors. Read more…

R513A an option in new Trane chiller – January 26, 2015
USA: Trane is to offer an air-cooled chiller using R513A, DuPont’s low GWP, non-flammable replacement for R134a. Read more…

Emerson plans low GWP compressor launch – January 22, 2015
USA: Emerson Climate Technologies says it will launch a range of scroll and semi-hermetic compressors for the emerging low GWP R404A alternatives later this year. Read more…

Software compares low GWP refrigerants – December 10, 2014
GERMANY: DuPont has created an updated version of its DuPrex 4.0 refrigerant comparison software to mark the sales launch of its new Opteon product range. Read more…

DuPont’s new low GWP refrigerant trio – October 22, 2014
USA: DuPont has announced the commercial availability of three more low GWP, HFO-based refrigerants. Read more…

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