Today’s refrigeration technician can encounter many different types of refrigerants during routine service and maintenance calls. Gone are the days of the three basic refrigerants: R-12, R-22, and R-502. Today’s technicians need to be well-educated on all of the refrigerants they encounter.
Hydrocarbon refrigerants (HCs) are widely recognized as environmentally friendly refrigerants because they have an ozone depleting potential (ODP) of zero, and relatively low global warming potential (GWP). HCs are widely becoming a popular choice in systems worldwide.