SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Refrigerant manufacturer Bluon Energy announced that its TdX 20 refrigerant was given the preliminary ASHRAE number of R-458A with an A1 safety rating. The final approval and assignment of the ASHRAE classification is anticipated by the end of June 2016. Based on more than six years of R&D and numerous validated users, said Bluon, TdX 20 is a multi-phase, zeotrope refrigerant blend developed as an R-22 replacement.

TdX 20 is designed to:

• Serve as a drop-in replacement for R-22 refrigerant — no oil change or modifications are required, just minor fine-tuning.

• Improves the performance of existing HVAC and refrigeration systems by reducing compressor workload resulting in less amp draw and lower compressor head temperature (at like capacity).

• Reduces energy consumption by up to 25 percent with its smooth amp utilization.

• Decreases carbon footprint with a low global warming potential (GWP). It is an environmentally safe, A1, and sustainable solution.

“This preliminary classification is the last step in a list of accomplishments for final approval by ASHRAE. TdX 20 is the equipment- and environment-friendly refrigerant that the marketplace has been waiting for in that it is extremely affordable, easy-to-install, reliable, saves energy, and extends the life of building owners’ current HVAC and refrigeration equipment,” said Douglas Reinke, president and CEO of Bluon Energy. “With the phaseout and rising prices of R-22 as well as numerous delisted refrigerants, the timing is critical and our installed base has proven TdX 20’s effectiveness.”

Bluon’s TdX 20 will be listed with approved refrigerant numbers in ANSI/ASHRAE Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants, the latest edition of Standard 34.

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Publication date: 6/13/2016