Chemours has announced that R454B (Opteon XL41)-compatible compressors are now part of the product portfolio from manufacturer BITZER.
The Orbit scroll series (Orbit, Orbit+ and Orbit Fit) is now capable of working with Opteon XL41, which has a GWP of 466 (AR4), and an ASHRAE safety classification of A2L. Chemours says XL41 offers the lowest GWP replacement solution for R410A in new equipment, while providing improved energy efficiency, similar capacity and excellent design compatibility.
Scroll compressors product manager Ricardo Rodríguez said: “Having the Orbit scroll series released for Opteon XL41 allows BITZER to offer solutions for air conditioning and heat pump applications, which comply with the long-term targets of the European F-Gas Regulation while minimising the impact on equipment re-design and providing similar performance when replacing R410A”.
Diego Boeri, vice president of Chemours Fluorochemicals, said: “We are extremely pleased that BITZER has completed qualification of their Orbit scroll series with Opteon XL41, and that these compressors represent an important offering in the market. This will enable customers to proactively transition to the lowest GWP, R410A-like refrigerant solution, which is critical as we approach the next significant phasedown step in the F-Gas Regulation in 2021.”