Fire Protection and Halons

HFC-23

Summary

HFC-23 is used as a replacement for R13 and R503 in very low temperature refrigeration. It is also used as a clean fire suppressant as a replacement for Halon 1301. HFC-23 is most commonly used in cascade systems at an evaporating temperature of -60oC to -100oC and at a condensing temperature of approximately -10oC to -40oC. HFC-23 now has limited use due to its high Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Applications

  • Industrial Refrigeration
    Industrial Refrigeration

*Replacement of existing R13 systems, Fire suppression (replacement for Halon 1301)

Packaging information

  • 8.5 kg
  • Available from A-Gas wholesale partners. Use the ‘Find a supplier’ box to the right for further details
  • A-Gas product cylinders are fitted with RPD’s to ensure used refrigerant or any other substance cannot be reintroduced into a cylinder
  • Store cylinders in a cool, dry, well ventilated area, out of direct sunlight
  • A-Gas operates a returnable cylinder fleet, empty cylinders are to be returned to an A-Gas wholesale partner
  • For alternative or larger package sizes please contact A-Gas on 01275376600 or via the Contact Us form

Product Features & Benefits

  • Suitable replacement for R13, with comparable physical and thermodynamic properties
  • Non-flammable and non-toxic with a safety classification of A1
  • Compressors must be charged with polyolester oils, contact the compressor manufacturer for more information
  • High pressure refrigerant for very low temperatures
  • High GWP of 14800

Environmental Impact

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