Bitzer U.S. has received approval from UL, the global independent safety science company, to use Performax LT in Bitzer reciprocating compressors.
"This demonstrates Bitzer's continued efforts to be on the forefront of technology, and to providing cost effective solutions to our ever-changing environmental issues," said Kurt Bickler, National Sales Manager, Bitzer U.S.
Performax LT (R-407F) refrigerant is specifically designed to replace R-22, an ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. It can be utilized in R-22 retrofits as well as in new supermarket installations. Performax LT provides similar performance to R-22, but requires fewer equipment modifications, has lower global warming potential (GWP), and offers improved energy efficiency versus other popular low- and medium-temperature refrigerants. The combination of these factors provides for the lowest total CO2 footprint with a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant.
"Our supermarket customers not only want to keep food cold for their customers, they also want to avoid equipment malfunctions," said Chris LaPietra, marketing manager for the refrigerants business of Honeywell Fluorine Products. "Performax LT preserves superheat more effectively than R-407A, R-427A, MO-99 and R-422B. Preserving superheat prevents floodback issues, which protects expensive compressors."
At this time, Bitzer low-temperature system conversions must be "pre-approved". Contact your Honeywell or Bitzer representative prior to deciding to convert your low temperature Bitzer system to Performax LT. For medium-temperature system retrofit guidelines specific to Bitzer compressors, please contact Bitzer U.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performax LT, which is manufactured at Honeywell's refrigerant facility in Louisiana, is available through Honeywell Genetron wholesale suppliers. For more information about Performax LT, visit www.genetronperformaxlt.com.
Honeywell's Fluorine Products business is a leader in the manufacture and supply of zero ozonedepleting refrigerants used by top air-conditioning and refrigeration makers worldwide and blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, as well as hydrofluoric acid and precursors for nuclear fuel.
For more than 75 years, the name Bitzer has stood for worldwide leading compressor technology, providing complete confidence in any refrigeration or air conditioning application. Bitzer ranks among the leading manufacturers of refrigerant compressors. Some 2700 employees in more than 90 countries stand behind this success.
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