The Importance of 404A Refrigerant Gas for Middle East Countries

The Importance of 404A Refrigerant Gas for Middle East Countries

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We are living in a time when people are becoming increasingly concerned about climate change. Efforts are being made in every European country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Refrigeration plants emit GHGs from two sources: the energy they consume and the refrigerants they leak. R404A has proven to be an effective “interim” refrigerant in the replacement of ozone-depleting refrigerants. It has a large global warming potential and is inefficient; however, its importance and use can’t be denied in Middle East countries

Which Industries Run on 404A Refrigerant Gas

404A refrigerant gas has become one of the most extensively utilized refrigerants in the last 10 to 15 years. It was first used as a replacement for ozone-depleting refrigerants such as CFCs (such as R12 and R502) in the mid-1990s, and more recently as a replacement for HCFCs (such as R22). 

It has become the most used refrigerant in supermarkets across the Middle East for both chilled and frozen food refrigeration. It’s also commonly utilized in other commercial applications, such as industrial refrigeration and cold storage. In refrigeration applications, Freon 404A (HP62) has long been the HFC replacement for R-502 and R-22. 

Best Strategy for UAE Plants Using R404A

There are several good retrofit options for existing R404A plants to employ a medium GWP refrigerant like R407A or R407F. These refrigerants have a GWP of less than half that of R404A and can often provide a 10% to 15% efficiency boost in a well-managed retrofit program. 

In many cases, this efficiency increase will result in enough energy savings to make the expenditure required to switch to a new refrigerant worthwhile – and GHG emissions can be decreased at the same time.

Which Refrigerant Should I Use for My Air Conditioner?

You can determine which refrigerant your air conditioner requires by looking at the huge sticker or plate on the compressor or evaporator, which will mention the required refrigerant. 

It’s crucial to double-check these stickers before replacing the refrigerant because the two aren’t interchangeable, and using the wrong one can cause harm to your system. 

If you’re unsure about which refrigerant to choose for your home in Dubai, consult with the professionals for free at Westron. They will be happy to assist you.


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