SACRAMENTO, Calif. — ASHRAE, with the consensus of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has designated Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant as an approved standard to refrigerant blends under Standard 34-2013. TdX 20 has been given the designation of R-458A.

R-458A was approved by the ASHRAE Standards Committee on June 26, 2016; by the ASHRAE board of directors on June 29, 2016; and by ANSI on July 27, 2016. The designation can be found at as Addendum aj to Standard 34-2013. 

“As the joint organizations share the mission of vetting a product’s impact on both the indoor and outdoor environment, we are proud that ASHRAE and ANSI confirmed the safety and validity of TdX 20. It’s been a thorough process which provides the HVAC and refrigeration marketplace with the assurance they need to implement the use of TdX 20 to provide energy efficiency, optimized system performance, and environmental sustainability,” said Douglas Reinke, president and CEO of Bluon Energy. “We have anticipated this final notification and increased demand and have planned manufacturing accordingly.”

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Publication date: 10/6/2016

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