R1234yf is a new low GWP refrigerant to replace R-134a used in automotive air conditioning.
The European Directive 2006/40/EC (MAC-Directive) prohibits the use of a refrigerant with a GWP >150 in new model type cars from 2011 and all new cars from 2017. With a GWP of <1, R-1234yf meets this criteria comfortably and has a very low environmental impact.
R1234yf is as efficient as R-134a with the same cooling capacity.
Vehicles using R1234yf will use less fuel and produce 20-30% less CO2 emissions resulting in a significant decrease of carbon footprint. R1234yf is already being used extensively in the car air conditioning market and has been verified as being safe to use after extensive testing by third parties and car manufacturers.
R1234yf low GWP refrigerant is not a retrofit solution for R-134a in car air conditioning.
APPLICATIONS: Automotive air conditioning
ASHRAE CLASS: A2L
OIL REQUIRED: -
GWP: 1 (GWP values are those stated according to the 5th IPCC Assessment Report on Climate Change.)
View the R-1234yf product brochure »