U.S. manufacturer approves low GWP for Honeywell refrigerant
November 16, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan
Michigan-based Tecumseh Products Company has approved Honeywell’s Solstice N40 refrigerant with a lower global warming potential following “extensive testing.”
The refrigerant was approved for use in the reciprocating compressors used in Tecumseh’s global commercial refrigerant systems.
Solstice N40 aims to offer an alternative to use of R-404A in self-contained integral systems and condensing units, when utilized according to Tecumseh application guidelines.
“Lower GWP refrigerants are important for curbing the carbon emissions generated by the cooling industry and they are the right direction for the commercial refrigeration industry,” said Ryan Burns, vice president of global engineering at Tecumseh Products Company.
Based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, Solstice N40 is used in almost 16,000 supermarkets in Europe.
“We are delighted Tecumseh is enabling the use of Solstice N40 globally,” said Robert Kebby, global business manager – refrigeration at Honeywell Fluorine Products www.fluorineproducts-honeywell.com