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A leading French contractor, Axima Refrigeration France, is to partner with refrigerant manufacturer Chemours to evaluate the use and future adoption of Chemours low GWP Opteon XL refrigerants.
Part of the Engie group, Axima Refrigeration France has already adopted Opteon XP40 (R449A) for retrofitting existing R404A systems, and is now said to be looking at long-term solutions with low environmental impact while ensuring performance, safety, reliability, and cost efficiency.
The collaboration between Chemours and Axima Refrigeration France commits both companies to jointly investigate the use of A2L refrigerants in commercial refrigeration and support the transition by performing trials and developing case studies, as well as best practices they will be jointly delivering through training.
The recent adoption of Opteon XP40 (R449A) by Axima Refrigeration France is seen as the first step towards this transition and enables the company to ensure its customers business continuity.
Opteon XP40 has a GWP of 1397 which is nearly three times lower than R404A. A blend of R32 (24.3%), R125 (24.7%), R1234yf (25.3%) and R134a (25.7%), it is said to closely match the properties and performance to R404A.