Main applications of HFCs

Main applications of HFCs 

 Compiled by Rolando Delgado and Sergio Montelier  

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Designation

Formula

Main applications

HFC-23

CHF3

- by-product in production of HCFC-22
- low temperature refrigerant
- firefighting agent

HFC-32

 

CH2F2

- blend component for air conditioning equipment and commercial refrigeration

HFC-125

CHF2CF3

- blend component for air conditioning and commercial refrigeration
- firefighting agent

HFC-134a

CF3CFH2

- blend component for mobile and stationary air conditioning, and for domestic refrigerators/freezers
- propellant for extruded polystyrene foams (XPS)

HFC-143a

 

CH3CF3

- blend component for air conditioning equipment and commercial refrigeration

HFC-152a

CH3CHF2

- propellant for specialized industrial aerosols
- blowing agent component for extruded polystyrene foams (XPSS)

HFC-43-10mee

 

CF3CF2CHFCHFCF3

-solvent for specialized applications

HFC-227ea

CF3CHFCF3

- propellant for medical aerosols
- firefighting agent

HFC-236fa

 

 

- firefighting agent

HFC-245fa

 

CF3CH2CHF2

- foam blowing agent for polyurethane (PUR) foams

HFC-365mfc

 CF3CH2CH2CHF2

- foam blowing agent for polyurethane (PUR) and phenolic foams.
- blend component for solvents

 

Source: European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee, 2001

 

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