Carrier Transicold has announced that it will use the more environment-friendly refrigerant R-452A as an alternative in its truck and trailer refrigeration systems beginning later this year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the refrigerant for transport refrigeration applications. Developed to reduce environmental impact, R-452A reduces emissions compared to R-404A, the hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant used in most land-based transport refrigeration applications. “As a near drop-in substitute, R-452A offers similar levels of refrigeration performance, fuel efficiency, reliability,and refrigerant charge in new equipment as R-404A,” said David Brondum, director, Carrier Transicold.
(Source: The HVAC&R Industry, August 3, 2017)