Arkema’s North American Forane® refrigerants website has expanded its information about R-22 retrofitting in response to users’ needs to better understand the many options open to them. The new information can be reached from the homepage of www.forane-us.com, which now features a convenient “R-22 Retrofit” button that links to a comprehensive section about retrofitting.

Or, users can go directly to the new retrofits section via www.r22retrofits.com.

“We realize that our customers and others in the industry need as much information as possible regarding the best options for retrofitting R-22 refrigerant across different applications and conditions,” says Gus Rolotti, Arkema’s North American technical marketing director for fluorochemicals. “So we expanded our Forane® refrigerants website to cover this area, taking various information from our training programs, product literature and technical data and rolling them into a single, convenient location.”

The new website section features four distinct sections of information: An Overview, covering the Phase-out of R-22 and the EPA timeline, including yearly “milestones” during the phase-out;
Retrofit Options: discussing possible retrofit solutions based on operating pressure and temperature ranges depending on the application range;
Retrofit Solutions: Arkema’s recommendations for specific retrofit products based on operational data for each product and how it compares to R-22, including capacity, flow rates, TXV change-out, lubricant, and discharge pressure and temperature, plus retrofit procedures to be followed in the field;
Retrofit Resources, which provides a wide ranging FAQ section along with contact information for Arkema customer service and technical support.

The website will also feature a detailed, navigable Refrigerants Training Seminar for R-22 alternatives geared toward technicians in the field. This on-line seminar is modeled after a highly popular Arkema in-person training program about R-22 retrofits. It covers general issues, component comparisons, functional considerations, operational traits, and retrofit recommendations.