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Forane® 123

Product

Forane® 123 (R-123) is a single-component, liquid refrigerant used in new and existing centrifugal chillers. Forane® 123 has one of the lowest OPD values of any HCFC and has a very low GWP.  R-123 is going through a mandatory phase out, scheduled according to the Montreal Protocol.

Identity

CAS number
306-83-2
Chemical name
2,2-Dichloro, 1,1,1-trifluoroethane
Common name
R-123

Properties

  • Average molecular weight : 152.9
  • Boiling pt. @ 1 atm (°F) : 82.1
  • Density of saturated vapor @ b.p. (lb/ft³) : 0.40
  • Density of saturated liquid @ 77 °F (lb/ft³) : 91.29
  • Critical temperature (°F) : 362.8
  • Critical pressure (psia) : 532.9
  • Latent heat of vaporization @ b.p. (BTU/lb) : 73.7
  • Specific heat of liquid @ 77 °F (BTU/lb °F) : 0.23
  • Specific heat of vapor @ 1 atm (BTU/lb °F) : 0.16
  • Temperature glide (°F) : 0.0
  • Flammable limits in air : non-flammable
  • Ozone depletion potential (ODP, CFC 11 = 1.0) : 0.02
  • Halocarbon greenhouse warming potential (HGWP, CFC 11 = 1.0) : 0.02
  • ASHRAE safety group classification : B1
  • Workplace environment exposure level (WEEL) (8 hr. time/wt. Avg.) : 10 ppm
  • Global warming potential (GWP) AR5 : 79

Geographic availability

Asia-Pacific

Markets

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
    • Air conditioning
 
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