Opteon™ XL10 (R-1234yf) Refrigerant

Opteon™ XL10 (R-1234yf) is a non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) based refrigerant replacement for R-134a technology.

Opteon™ XL10 is a close match to R-134a based technology. With a GWP of <1 it provides a more than 99% reduction in GWP over R-134a. It was originally developed under the brand name Opteon™ YF in order to meet the EU Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive and has now been successfully adopted by all major automotive OEMs.

For stationary equipment, the brand name is instead Opteon™ XL10, though the product still represents a good solution for equipment running on R-134a. Opteon™ XL10 offers a good capacity and efficiency match to R-134a across a range of applications, including refrigeration, air conditioning, chillers and heat pumps. With a GWP of <150, it falls under the important maximum threshold outlined in many regulations (e.g. F-Gas regulation or Ecodesign).

Classified as mildly flammable (A2L), Opteon™ XL10 allows much higher charge sizes than other flammable refrigerants and can be safely used by following the applicable codes and standards.

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