Nouvelles des membres de l'IIF : Carrier Transicold (en anglais)

Carrier Transicold proposera dorénavant le R452A comme une alternative éventuelle au R404A .
Carrier Transicold, major transport refrigeration company, will offer R452A as an optional alternative to R404A.

The new F-gas Regulation, which went into effect on 1 January  2015, impacts the use and maintenance of transport refrigeration equipment containing HFCs on vehicles plated above 3.5 tonnes, including trailers. This includes a planned phase-down of HFCs, to reduce the quantity that can be sold in the EU by 79% by 2030.

In Europe, Carrier Transicold is actively working towards replacing current HFC refrigerants with natural refrigerant CO2 (R744). In the meantime, Carrier Transicold has announced at the CV Show that it will offer R452A as an optional alternative to the existing R404A refrigerant. According to Carrier Transicold, R452A offers the same cooling capacity, fuel efficiency and reliability as R404A, but requires a lower refrigerant charge and has a lower toxicity level, coupled with a 45% GWP reduction compared to R404A.

Carrier will introduce this new refrigerant over the second and third quarters of 2015 as an option across its Vector™ trailer refrigeration and Supra truck refrigeration product ranges. Customers will also have the option to convert existing units to operate on R452A.