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Suva® 409A refrigerant

DuPont™ Suva® 409A, an HCFC-based refrigerant, is a cost-effective retrofit refrigerant for R-12 stationary positive displacement air-conditioning and refrigeration systems such as walk-in coolers, beverage dispensers, vending machines, and supermarket systems. No oil change is needed in many unitary and close-coupled systems.


ASHRAE

R-409A; A1 Safety Classification

Replaces

R-12

Applications

Medium- and low-temperature positive displacement equipment in supermarket systems and walk-in coolers. 


Benefits

  • Works with existing mineral oil (MO) in many unitary and close-coupled systems.
  • Alkylbenzene (AB) oil is recommended for optimum oil return.
  • One compressor oil change to AB will typically remove 50% to 80% of the existing MO, which satisfies the recommendations and requirements of most compressor manufacturers; 10% to 25% less refrigerant is needed. See retrofit guidelines for full details.


Phaseout Schedule

Consult the specific regulations in your country or region.


Lubricant Recommendation

AB or MO