Alternative refrigerant

R513A now in operation achieveiving a 56% reduction in GWP compared to R134a (GWP 1360) with the same operational efficiencies.

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In February 100 Star Cool reefers are being charged with R513A (XP10) at MCI Qingdao. The refrigerant achieves a 56% reduction in GWP compared to R134a (GWP 1360) with the same operational efficiencies.

Maersk Line and Hapag Lloyd will operate these reefers in their normal trades for a field validation of the entire system. The expected confirmation of R513A opens up a simple mitigation against future price increases of refrigerants, in this case R134a, as well as a rapid reduction in total GWP of the reefer fleet.

 

Benefits of R513A

  • Compatible with existing equipment design/lubricants, for retrofit and new systems
  • Low GWP: 56% reduction compared to R134a
  • Excellent capacity and energy efficiency match to R134a
  • Non-flammable (ASHRAE A1)
  • Approved by major equipment and component manufacturers