Emerson Climate Technologies has approved DuPont Opteon® XP40 (R-449A) and XP10 (R-513A) for use in a wide range of its scroll and semi-hermetic compressors. This approval paves the way for the use of Opteon refrigerants in new and existing compressors for a number of refrigeration applications.

Opteon XP40 is a new low-global warming potential (GWP), non-flammable replacement for R-404A and R-507 refrigerants, which have been identified in a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be banned in specific new and retrofit applications by Jan. 1, 2016. According to DuPont, XP40 has more than 60 percent lower GWP and significantly increased energy efficiency compared to R-404A and R-507. Opteon XP10 is an optimized new low-GWP, azeotropic, non-flammable replacement for R-134a featuring a GWP more than 55 percent lower and comparable properties and performance.

“DuPont is extremely pleased that Emerson Climate Technologies has approved Opteon XP40 and XP10 for use in their compressors,” said Kathryn K. McCord, global business director, DuPont Fluorochemicals. “Emerson’s approval of Opteon XP40 and XP10 for their compressors sets the stage for these new low-GWP refrigerants to become refrigerants of choice in refrigeration and other applications.”

“It is critical that our customers have tested, proven, and more sustainable alternatives to refrigerants that have been targeted for delisting,” said Rajan Rajendran, vice president, Systems Innovation Center and Sustainability for Emerson Climate Technologies, in reference to the EPA proposal to ban R-404A and R-507 refrigerants from specific new and retrofit applications by 2016. “To help our customers lessen the resource constraints and costs associated with a shift of this magnitude, we have been working to develop products and equipment that will not only comply with this delisting proposal, but also those in the foreseeable future.”

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