ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Daikin America, Inc. officials recently announced the availability of R-407H refrigerant for R&D and test marketing samples in the United States. Samples are intended for refrigeration contractors and distributors working on supermarkets, grocery stores, walk in coolers and freezers and mini grocers. Samples are applicable to OEM systems and R-404A and R-22 retrofits.
Equipment manufacturers can provide specific guidance. This follows the official product launch of Daikin R-407H on March 8: https://www.daikin.com/chm/what_new/170308/index.html.
Daikin R-407H has been submitted for approval to the EPA SNAP Program as a replacement for the legacy ozone depleting refrigerant R-22, and high GWP refrigerants, such as R-404A and R-507A, which are widely used today for supermarket, warehouse and marine vessel refrigeration equipment.
Daikin’s non-ozone depleting, GWP 1495, non-flammable, refrigerant R-407H compares favorably to R-404A which is commonly used today. R-407H has been classified by ASHRAE as safety group A1, and is compatible with common POE oils. Performance details, test results, case studies and compatibility information are available upon request.