AGC Asahi Glass (AGC),has announced the acquisition of certification for AMOLEA 1224yd, a refrigerant with a lower environmental impact. The certification was granted in October 2017 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), marking the first time for a Japanese company to obtain approval from ASHRAE for a new chemical substance. AGC intends to begin commercial production of AMOLEA 1224yd in early 2018, and will continue to increase capacity in line with demand growth.

AMOLEA (TM) 1224yd is a non-flammable, environmentally friendlyrefrigerant designed mainly for use in centrifugal chillers, binary cycle generators, and waste heat recovery heat pumps. AMOLEA 1224yd serves as an alternative to one of conventional refrigerants, HFC–245fa, but with the added benefits of a GWP (Global Warming Potential) value of under 1 (1/1,000th of conventional refrigerants) while maintaining equal or better refrigerant performance and stability. In addition to newer equipment fitted for AMOLEA 1224yd, existing equipment with certain specifications can also use the product without major modifications, allowing users to implement preventive measures against global warming without making large investments.

Publication date: 11/21/2017

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