All you need to know about Propylene R1270

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about Propylene R1270. We look at its advantages and disadvantages, how laws affect the use of refrigerants and why Propylene R1270 is a sound environmental investment.

Propylene R1270 is one of many natural refrigerants. It is used in heat pumps and different refrigeration and air conditioning systems. As a refrigerant it is particularly suitable for cooling in grocery stores or for use in industry. Propylene R1270 can replace synthetic refrigerants, such as R22 and R502 and belongs to the same group as Propane R290 and Isobutane R600A.

Propylene R1270 – an environmentally friendly refrigerant

Refrigerants such as Propylene R1270 are one of the most environmentally friendly alternatives on the market due to their low GWP values and minimal climate impact.

According to the Swedish association Svenska Kyl & Värmepumpföreningen (Swedish Refrigeration and Heat Pump Association) Propylene R1270 has a Global Warming Potential of 1 GWP over 20 years. In addition, Propylene R1270 is an entirely natural gas that does not release PFAS substances or TFA like many synthetic refrigerants do. Synthetic refrigerants are now being phased out according to EU decisions and it is therefore important to switch to natural refrigerants. The Swedish Refrigeration and Heat Pump Association also promotes the use of natural refrigerants.


Propylene R1270 and energy efficiency

Propylene R1270 is an energy efficient refrigerant that absorbs and emits heat quickly. Therefore, a smaller amount of gas is required to cool down specific surfaces. Using less refrigerant helps minimise energy consumption and reduce operating costs.


Disadvantages of Propylene R1270

Are there any disadvantages with using Propylene R1270? Propylene R1270 is flammable, which is why there have been some concerns about its use in the past. But today, cooling and heating units have a high safety levels and there are clear regulations regarding handling, which make it a safe refrigerant.

If you are considering using Propylene R1270, it is therefore important to know that all facilities must have the correct safety equipment, including gas detectors and ventilation systems to ensure a minimal risk of fire. The strict safety requirements help ensure that facilities using flammable refrigerants such as Propylene R1270 are very safe.

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