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Embraco sees R513A as R134a transitional
2017/04/18
17 APR 2017
BRAZIL: Compressor manufacturer Embraco has named R513A as the only HFC blend approved as a transitional refrigerant for its R134a models.
The company’s latest Position Paper on Light Commercial Refrigeration is based upon Embraco’s own tests to assess the transitory solutions towards low GWP refrigerants. The latest paper builds on Embraco’s report last year and reconfirms that it views the hydrocarbons R600a (isobutane) and R290 (propane) as the best, long term solution for light commercial applications both in low and medium pressure.
 
Although safety concerns currently limit use of these highly flammable refrigerants, Embraco expects future legislation changes to remove part of existing road blocks related to charge limits.
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