Arkema announces Emerson Climate Technologies approval of Arkema’s Forane® 427A refrigerant for Copeland Discus™ compressors

- Press release
Arkema, a leader in innovative chemistry, announces today that its Forane® 427A (R-427A) retrofit refrigerant has been approved by Emerson Climate Technologies for aftermarket use with Copeland Discus™ compressors in low- and medium-temperature refrigeration applications.

Forane® 427A refrigerant is the easy choice when it comes to retrofitting many R-22 applications, including air conditioning and low- and medium-temperature refrigeration. Forane® 427A refrigerant is the closest match to R-22 in terms of performance and operating conditions and was developed to minimize the work necessary during an R-22 system retrofit. Copeland Discus™ brand compressors are some of the most widely used in supermarket refrigeration, and approval from Emerson Climate Technologies demonstrates Forane® 427A’s excellent performance as an R-22 retrofit solution.


Emerson Climate Technologies is updating their technical bulletins (93-11 R28 and 95-14) with Forane® 427A’s approval for aftermarket use with Copeland Discus™ compressors and POE oil in low-temperature Demand Cooling™ and medium-temperature refrigeration rack applications.


“Emerson’s endorsement is valued within the industry,” said Patti Conlan, Marketing Manager, Arkema. “Our customers have found Forane® 427A refrigerant to match R-22’s capacity and efficiency closely, while reducing compressor discharge temperatures.”


"Securing Copeland approval gives Arkema and our customers further confidence of the capabilities of Forane® 427A refrigerant and the benefits it offers to anyone looking for a long-term retrofit solution," said Glenn Haun, Director of Sales for Fluorochemicals in North America. 


Forane® 427A refrigerant is specifically designed to replace R-22, an ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol agreement. Forane® 427A refrigerant is the closest match to R-22 in terms of performance, mass flow rates, and operating pressures, over the whole range of temperatures among the R-22 retrofit solutions. Forane® 427A with a GWP of 2138 (IPCC 4th Report) has one of the lowest GWP of any current major R-22 retrofits.  


For more information on Forane® 427A refrigerant, please visit www.forane.com.


Forane® is a registered trademark of Arkema.

Copeland Discus™ and Demand Cooling™ are trademarks of Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.


About Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit emersonclimate.com.



About Arkema

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of approximately $8.7 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.


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