For commercial refrigerant, Arkema provides Forane® 134a, Forane® 407A, Forane® 404A, and Forane®507A for use in new/existing applications. Forane® 22 can only be used to service existing R-22 systems due to its phase-out as part of the Montreal Protocol agreement. For those needing to retrofit, Forane® 427A – the Easy RetrofitTM - is Arkema’s retrofit solution, which offers the closest match to R-22 in term of performances as well as regarding the mass flow rates and operating pressures in both air conditioning and refrigeration. Forane® 407A can also be used to retrofit existing R-404A or R-507A equipment.
In other commercial/industrial refrigeration, Forane® 134a is used primarily in medium-temperature (> 2°C) applications, such as vending machines, cooling cases, and ice cream servers. For low-temperature applications, Forane® 407A, Forane® 404A, and Forane®507A provide efficient cooling in applications such as freezers, display cases, and ice machines.