R22 is an HCFC. It is a colourless, non-flammable, non- toxic gas. In low concentrations, it is odourless. In higher concentrations, its odour is mild. It is shipped in steel cylinders as a liquefied gas. All fluorocarbon refrigerant gases contain one or more carbon and fluorine atoms and are organic compounds. Atoms of chlorine, hydrogen and bromine may also be present.
R22 is used for common refrigeration applications that include commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration as well as commercial, residential, and light air-conditioning, and commercial centrifugal compressors.
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
Starkes refrigeration gases feature a high density and low boiling point as well as low viscosity and surface tension. They have excellent chemical and thermal stability with the capacity to be supplied in liquefied gas form, using low pressure cylinders. Many of the current refrigeration and HVAC applications would not be possible without the use of fluorocarbon refrigerants.
- Dangerous to the ozone layer – part of the phase-out schedule
- Asphyxiant at high concentrations
- Sudden expansion will produce low temperatures
- Wear safety goggles, protective gloves and overall and safety shoes when handling cylinders