The Chemours Company has announced a major deal with Maersk Container Industry (MCI), one of the leading manufacturers of refrigerated transportation equipment and part of the Transport and Logistics division of A.P. Moller-Maersk, to cool 1,000 Star Cool Integrated containers.
MCI has selected Opteon XP10 (R-513A) to be deployed with one of its shipping carrier customers. The use of Opteon XP10 in these units, will reduce GWP to less than 56 per cent compared to other R134a units.
Chemours Fluorochemicals vice president, Diego Boeri, said XP10, a non-flammable low GWP refrigerant, is the ideal replacement for R-134a in new systems and to retrofit existing systems, offering an optimal balance of performance, safety and environmental sustainability.
“It is always exciting to see adoption of one of our products around the world. What is most exciting for us is to bring a solution that is both better for the environment and that allows our customers to meet their performance and sustainability goals," Boeri said.
“This selection further reinforces XP10 as a leading non-flammable low GWP choice to replace R-134a in a variety of
applications around the world."
MCI CTO, Morten Heide, said it is important to be able to offer its shipping carrier customers a refrigerant solution that is not only better for the environment, but one that can also be deployed here and now, in the future, and in existing Star Cool
"The Opteon XP10 solution protects our customers’ investment and allows for a gradual change to the new technology and to legislation,” Heide said.