Not R22 or R134A, according to Wholesale Refrigerant Suppliers R-152a is better than R134a. R-152a is the propellant used in aerosol sprays known as “gas duster” products, sometimes known as canned air, that are used to clean computer keyboards and other electronic components. R-152a is a more efficient refrigerant than R-134a for use in automotive air conditioning. It has a GWP of 124 and a zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). It is, nevertheless, moderately combustible and can cause a fire.
Although it is difficult to ignite R-152a using only high-temperature surfaces or sparks, it may be ignited using an open flame. This might be a safety issue in the event of a car collision, especially if the refrigerant is present in the passenger compartment.
To avoid leaking into the passenger compartment, R-152a systems would employ a secondary loop system that would keep the refrigerant under the hood and totally isolated from passengers. The refrigerant cools a chiller (liquid-liquid heat exchanger) in the secondary loop, which chills a water/glycol combination that is injected into the passenger compartment heat exchanger to provide cooling. Using R-152a instead of R-134a has several advantages. An R-152a A/C system requires less gasoline to function. Furthermore, during deceleration, R-152a may employ vehicle inertia to cool the secondary loop fluid and components. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is now investigating the viability of employing R-152a in production vehicle applications.
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