Filtrine Acts to Decrease Global Warming Potential (GWP) of Refrigerants in Its Chillers
Filtrine has a history of a focus on sustainability. Using eco-friendly refrigerants in its chillers is one area that is highly effective in reducing the impact on the environment.
Beginning in early 2016, Filtrine began to transition towards significantly lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants while also increasing energy efficiency of its chillers. As it did under the Montreal Protocol to protect the earth’s ozone layer, Filtrine is quick to respond to concerns about Climate Change by using the most environment-friendly refrigerants available.
Many of our chiller models have for years been using hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) refrigerants, R404A or R134a which have zero ozone depletion potential. However, new refrigerants have recently been developed that have all of the advantages of these refrigerants but much lower GWP.
Depending on the application, Filtrine chillers that used R404a will now use either R407c (55% lower GWP) or R448a (67% lower GWP). Chillers that used R134a will now come with R513a which has a 55% lower GWP. At the same time, there is little or no loss in efficiency. In some cases, the efficiency improves by as much as 10%.
View other Filtrine sustainability initiatives:
- Solar Array Expansion Offsets Filtrine’s Entire Electric Load
- Filtrine’s Electricity Contract is Now Made up of 100% Renewable Energy
- Filtrine Reduces Its Use of Fossil Fuel by 90% with a New Wood Chip Boiler
- Filtrine Manufacturing Company Awarded a Renewable Energy Fund Grant
- Filtrine Installs Photovoltaic System at Headquarters as Another Sustainability Effort