The introduction of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants (R290, R600) in North America’s commercial and domestic refrigeration is finally happening.

Environmental and marketing considerations are the drivers of this new technology. Europe pioneered the use of HC refrigerants since 1993 and, as a result, VTech has extensive experience with R290 and R600 refrigerant charging technology.

Click on the following link to read a technical paper about the properties of PDF Hydrocarbon Refrigerants (PDF – 103KB).

From a manufacturing standpoint, R290 & R600 refrigerant charging pose some new challenges due to their flammability. Therefore, production equipment must be rated in accordance to strict safety requirements (ATEX and/or IEC Class I, Division II). VTech provides turn-key solutions for the handling and dispensing of H.C. refrigerants including automatic R290 & R600 refrigerant charging equipment, leak detection, refrigerant supply as well as all the safety aspects of the project.

Installation safety certification can be provided by an independent body as recognized by OSHA’s Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory program.

VTech provides turnkey installations for R290 & R600 Refrigerant Charging and Leak Detection.