Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) is a non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) based refrigerant replacement for R-404A/R-507, R-407A/F, and R-22 for new equipment and retrofit of existing systems. Opteon™ XP40 has a GWP of 1282, which is a 67% reduction, and provides energy consumption 8-12% lower than R-404A/R-507. Compared to R-407A, Opteon™ XP40 offers improved performance, similar capacity and 33% lower GWP.

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  • Ashrae:R-449A
  • Applications:

    Commercial Refrigeration

    -Low- and medium-temperature commercial and industrial DX re- frigeration

    -Food service (e.g., condensing units)

    -Cold storage

    -Self-contained systems


    – Centralized rack systems

    – Distributed systems

    – Walk-in coolers/freezers, prep rooms, etc.


    – Direct expansion

    – New equipment/retrofit of existing systems

    Can be used in:

    Cold Storage, Commercial & Retail Air Conditioning, Refrigeration
  • Benefits:

    – Low GWP: 65% reduction compared to R-404A/R-507*

    – 8-12% more energy efficient than R-404A/R-507

    – Safe and nonflammable**

    – Approved by major equipment and component manufacturers

    – Alternative to R-407 series low- and medium-temperature re- frigerants

    – Compatible with existing equipment design/lubricants

    – Superior efficiency to CO2

    – Extensively field tested with no equipment/lubricant/seal changes***

    – Can be topped off after leaks

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