MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 17, 2011 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that its Genetron Performax® LT (R-407F) refrigerant has been approved by Emerson Climate Technologies as a retrofit solution for supermarkets and single/multi compressor refrigeration applications using its Copeland® Discus® compressors with R-22. Liquid injection is required to keep the compressor running cool in low temperature systems.
Copeland compressors are some of the most widely used in supermarket refrigeration, and approval from Emerson demonstrates Performax LT’s performance as a superior retrofit solution.
“Supermarkets invest in high-quality compressors like Emerson’s so their chillers and freezers can maintain a consistent cold temperature. Refrigeration managers want to use the most cost-effective and energy-efficient refrigerant in their compressors and, with Emerson’s approval, now they can,” said Ron Vogl, technical marketing manager for the refrigerants business of Honeywell Fluorine Products. “Performax LT preserves superheat more effectively than R-407A, R-427A, MO-99 and R-422B. Preserving superheat prevents floodback issues, which protects expensive compressors.”
Performax LT refrigerant is specifically designed to replace R-22, an ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. It can be utilized in R-22 retrofits as well as in new supermarket installations. Performax LT provides similar performance to R-22, but requires fewer equipment modifications, has lower global warming potential (GWP), and offers improved capacity and efficiency versus most popular low- and medium-temperature refrigerants. The combination of these factors provides for the lowest total CO2 footprint with a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant. Performax LT is also being utilized as an R-404A retrofit refrigerant providing similar capacity and improved efficiency while cutting GWP by almost 50%.
Performax LT, which is manufactured at Honeywell’s refrigerant facility in Louisiana, is available through Honeywell Genetron wholesale suppliers. For more information about Performax LT, visit www.genetronperformaxlt.com.
Honeywell’s Fluorine Products business is a leader in the manufacture and supply of zero ozone-depleting refrigerants used by top air-conditioning and refrigeration makers worldwide and blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, as well as hydrofluoric acid and precursors for nuclear fuel.
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business unit of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, 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 White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com
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