Honeywell has announced that its first HFO blend is now commercially available. The firm’s Solstice L-41 is designed as a lower GWP alternative to R410A in air conditioning and heat pump applications.
Solstice L-41 claims a 75 per cent reduction in GWP compared to R-410A. In addition to the lower GWP, L-41 claims excellent energy efficiency and cost effectiveness and can be used in existing equipment designs with minimal changes.
Honeywell made the announcement at the recent 2012 International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology in Kobe, Japan.
The new HFO blend also claims advantages over R-32, Honeywell said. “It has a higher GWP and limitations related to high discharge temperatures which can affect performance and durability in hot climates, and may also require new lubricants.”