Freon R 404a Refrigerant
Freon R 404 A Refrigerant
refrigerant (R-404A) is a non-ozone depleting, near azeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-125, R-143a and R-134a.
R-404A is formulated to closely match the properties of R-502, making it useful for a variety of medium and low temperature refrigeration applications. R-404A has been approved by many refrigeration compressor and system manufacturers for use in new refrigeration equipment such as food display and storage cases, cold storage rooms, ice machines, transportation, and process refrigeration.
Properties & Performance:
R-404A is designed to meet the needs of many new and existing refrigeration systems. R-404A is near azeotropic HFC refrigerant blend rated A1 by ASHRAE (lowest levels of toxicity and flammability) having zero ozone depletion potential.
R-404A is immiscible with the traditional lubricants used in R-502 systems. As such, the original oil should be replaced with POE when retrofitting to R-404A, and the presence of the old oil should be reduced to 5% or less of the original charge. Failure to do so may result in inadequate oil return or other system problems.