Carrier Transicold Europe Selects Chemours Opteon XL Refrigerant Family to Replace R-452A
The Chemours Company announced that Carrier Transicold Europe, located in Rueil-Malmaison, France, is collaborating with Chemours to specify and adopt an Opteon XL low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant to replace R-452A in transport refrigeration in 2021.
Opteon XL HFO refrigerants are the lowest GWP and long-term options under F-Gas Regulation for transport refrigeration reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85% when compared to R-452A. By collaborating with Chemours to select an Opteon XL refrigerant, Carrier Transicold Europe demonstrates its commitment to provide customers with the optimal combination of low environmental impact, energy use, performance, safety, and longevity refrigerants. Both Chemours and Carrier Transicold Europe are actively engaged and working closely with regulatory and research groups to support the use of Opteon XL refrigerants through proper equipment design and training based on applicable codes and standards.
"As the European F-Gas regulation continues to move the HVACR industry toward more environmentally sustainable solutions, it is critical to provide lower GWP options to equipment manufacturers around the world," said Diego Boeri, vice president of Chemours Fluorochemicals. "Transport refrigeration is critical to the viability of the global cold chain and we are excited to work in collaboration with Carrier Transicold to provide Opteon XL products as a more sustainable solution that meets the stringent performance needs of this application," he added.
"Carrier is committed to providing efficient, sustainable solutions for its customers," said Bertrand Gueguen, President, International Truck Trailer, Carrier Transicold. "The selection of a low-GWP refrigerant is the next logical step in the evolution of our industry. Innovation and technological advancement are in our DNA and we will continue to lead the way with the refrigerant of the future."
Opteon low GWP HFO refrigerants are a portfolio of sustainable and versatile refrigerants that meet the long-term needs of the refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump and chiller markets. They have been developed to help meet increasingly stringent global regulations while maintaining or improving performance compared to the products they replace, as well as encouraging more sustainable refrigerant choices and equipment designs to reduce the carbon footprint of the HVACR industry. Specifically, in Europe, the very low GWP Opteon XL refrigerant portfolio, including Opteon XL20 (R-454C) and Opteon XL40 (R-454A), supports the market transitions required by the F-Gas Regulation and enables customers to select their optimal solution – considering performance, safety, sustainability and total cost of ownership.