X

By browsing this website, you accept the use of cookies, which helps us provide you with services and offers matching your centers of interest and compile visitor statistics. More on cookies

Up

Forane® refrigerant retrofit solutions

Arkema recommends Forane® 407C, Forane® 407A, and Forane® 427A - The Easy R-22 RetrofitTM as R-22 retrofit options for many R-22 applications. All are SNAP approved. 

When reviewing the various retrofit considerations – GWP, capacity, efficiency, operating pressures, flow rates – you will find that these products represent some of the closest overall performance matches to R-22 available on the market today. R-407C has the closest capacity to R-22 for air conditioning, while R-407A offers performance similar to R-22 in supermarket refrigeration. R427A is a hybrid blend that mirrors R-22's operating pressures, allowing it to be used in a wider range of systems. 

Table 1: Retrofit solutions

 Forane® 22Forane® 407CForane® 427AForane® 407A
 Primary Usage  All R-22 Systems    Air Conditioning  General Purpose
 R-22 Retrofit
 Commercial
 Refrigeration
 Application Range  All R-22 Systems  AC → MT (DX)
 New & Retrofit
 AC → LT (DX)
 Retrofit Only
 MT → LT (DX)
 New & Retrofit
 Composition
 (Weight %)
 100% R-22  23% R-32
 25% R-125
 52% R-134a
 15% R-32
 25% R-125
 10% R-143a
 50% R-134a
 20% R-32
 40% R-125
 40% R-134a
 GWP (100 year, AR5)  1,760  1,624  2,024  1,923
 Normal Boiling
 Point (ºF)
 -41  -47  -45  -49
 Critical
 Temperature (ºF)
 205  187  186  180
 Capacity
 (Relative to R-22)
 -  Similar (AC)  Slightly Lower  Similar (MT → LT)
 Flow Rates
 (Relative to R-22)
 -  Similar  Similar  Slightly Higher
 TXV Change-out  -  NO  NO  NO
 Recommended
 Lubricant
 MO or AB  POE  POE, MO*, AB*  POE
 Charge Ratio
 (Relative to R-22)
 -  90-95%  95-100%  95-100%
 Discharge Pressure
 (Relative to R-22)
 -  15-25 psi Higher     0-10 psi Higher  25-35 psi Higher
 Discharge Temperature   
 (Relative to R-22)
 -  10-15 ºF Lower  20-40 ºF Lower  20-35 ºF Lower

* A lubricant change may not be required, but POE is always recommended for optimal performance.  See retrofit guidelines at www.forane-us.com before any refrigerant retrofit; consult your OEM for complete warranty considerations.

Contact