EPA Expands Refrigerant Alternatives List

As part of its Significant New Alternatives Policy program, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of expanding the list of acceptable alternatives for ozone-depleting refrigerants and fluids.

04/10/2001


As part of its Significant New Alternatives Policy program, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of expanding the list of acceptable alternatives for ozone-depleting refrigerants and fluids.

Included in the list is:

  • Hydrofluoroether (HFE)-7100 and HFE-7200 as a secondary heat transfer fluid.

  • FOR12A and FOR12B as an acceptable substitute for chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-12.

  • NU-22 (a hydrofluorocarbon blend) as a replacement for hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 in refrigeration and air-conditioning applications.

  • SP34E as a substitute for CFC-12 in refrigeration and air-conditioning applications.

For more information, visit: www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/snap/snapfact.html .





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