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Forane® R-22 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
 Application Range  All R-22 Systems  AC → MT (DX)
 New & Retrofit
 AC → LT (DX)
 Retrofit Only
 MT → LT (DX)
 New & Retrofit
 (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
 Temperature (ºF)
 205  187  186  180
 (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
 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.