New refrigerants used by heat pumps

Keywords: heat pump, refrigerants, GWP


The date is inevitably approaching when refrigerants such as R407C (GWP 1774) and R410A (GWP 2088) cannot be used in newly introduced refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment. From January 1, 2020, there is a ban on placing on the market devices with refrigerants with a GWP greater than 2500, and from January 1, 2025 the limit value will be 750. Thus, devices filled with R404A (GWP 3922) have already disappeared from the primary market. Despite the anticipated changes in the short term, heat pumps with refrigerants such as R407C or R410A still dominate the sale. Devices with R134a (GWP 1430), R32 (GWP 675), R290 propane (GWP 3) or R744 carbon dioxide are sold to a lesser extent.

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