The R463A (trade name: OPTEON XP41) is made for fridges and freezers and will replace the existing R404A and R410A refrigerants.
The refrigerants’ global warming potential (GWP) stands at 1,494, saving 28% compared to the previous R410A. The freezing capability and efficiency are equivalent to those of the R410A, leading to improvements of coefficient of performance (COP).
ASHREA, a global society advancing human wellbeing through sustainable technology for the built environment, classifies the refrigerants’ safety as Class A-1 (non-flammable).
ASHREA stated that Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba Carrier have already decided to adopt R463A for some of their product line-up.
Seven-Eleven Sagamihara, which opened in July, started to employ R463A experimentally for the refrigeration of showcases.
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