When it comes to air conditioning and refrigeration, Rivoira Refrigerants is tasked with continuing a strategic shift from traditional products to those that increase productivity while actually lowering environmental impact. With an enviable domestic track record, Rivoira Refrigerants is building on its success by setting its sights on key markets abroad.
Rivoira Refrigerants supplies a wide range of refrigerants:
HFC refrigerant fluids
The 2037/2000 European Regulation adopted on 1 January 2010, as amended by the 1005/2009 European Regulation, prohibits the sale and the use for maintenance purposes of HCFC refrigerant fluids, due to their non-negligible impact on stratospheric ozone. Among the HCFCs, R-22 is the gas used most widely and still present in a many of the air-conditioning and refrigeration systems installed up until recently. Conversely, the latest systems have been designed to use HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons such as R-134A, R-404A, R-410A, etc.), having no impact on the ozone layer.
Rivoira offers a wide range of HFC gas, including our StarCold™ line, and DuPont™ products ISCEON™ and Suva®.
HFO - New refrigerant gases with extremely low greenhouse effect
Refrigerant fluids HFO-1234yf and HFO-1234ze are characterised by a very low global warming potential (GWP), in keeping with Kyoto protocol provisions.
HFO-1234yf has already been chosen by major car makers to replace R-134a in climate control units.
HFO-1234ze has been proposed as a non-flammable aerosol propellant and expanding agent (foams) but its physical characteristics make it suitable for use as a refrigerant gas for applications at positive temperatures in any situation where non-flammability is a top-priority requirement.
With its FreeCold Line, Rivoira supplies StarColdTM refillable cylinders for refrigerant gases, in compliance with the European Directive that prohibits the use of non-returnable cylinders for greenhouse effect gases. Furthermore, these containers are lighter and easier to handle than traditional models.
FreeCold cylinders feature a compact design and are safe and easy to use.