BOC introduces R744 refrigerant in Australia


In an Australian first, BOC has launched R744 – an environmentally friendly, natural refrigerant into the Australian marketplace.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) used as a refrigerant and non-ozone depleting, R744 is a non-global warming, non-flammable, all natural refrigerant gas.

CO2 was first used as a refrigerant in the 19th century, but fell out of use by the 1950’s due to the development of freons. However, CO2 is regaining popularity with refrigeration system designers as an alternative to fluorocarbons – now that its lower environmental impact is coming to the fore.

Caroline Rham, BOC’s Product Manager for Refrigerant Gases, explained, “Developing and encouraging the use of natural refrigerants which are safe, efficient and sustainable such as ammonia R717 and carbon dioxide R744, are at the forefront of BOC’s environmentally friendly refrigerant solutions.”

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