Most people think that all Freon refrigerants are just the same; while in reality, it’s not like that after all. The R22 refrigerant is different from the R410A, although they may look the same.
The R22 is no longer used based on the Montreal regulation and protocol concerning the Clean Air Act. The refrigerant is not as dangerous as the R12 type of the CFC, especially when it comes to destroying the zone layer. However, this substance is still able to damage and destroy the layer since it still has the number of ODP – Ozone Depletion Potential – reaching up to .055. We’re trying to use the zero level of ODP to save the ozone layer and prevent further destructions. The R410A, on the other hand, has zero ODP.
R22 Freon Is Bad For The Environment
The usage of R22 refrigerant in home usages has been widely spread. It’s often used at homes for the main cooling parts for refrigerators, air conditioners, and so many other cooling purposes. It has main substances of polyester oils, alkylbenzene, and also mineral. It can be used as liquid or vapor. The R410A, on the other hand, is the current replacement for the R22 type because it’s considered more environmentally friendly and safer for the surrounding environment and also for the users. When used, the refrigerants must be used in its liquid form in order to prevent any composition or blend change. The blend itself is made of pentafluoroethane, difluoromethane, and polyester oil for lubrication.
It’s important to remember that the R410A mustn’t be used in the equipments for R22, although the R410A is the replacement for the refrigerant. The equipments for R410A have different refrigerating ability as well as working pressure. It’s important to note that the R410A is only be used in the equipments that are truly designed for it, in order to prevent any damage or further risks. No one wants to deal with the dangerous risks, do they?