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Main Title Evaluation of Ikon-12 (Trade Name) Refrigerant for Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning.
Author Jetter, J. J. ; Smith, N. D. ; Ratanaphruks, K. ; Ng, M. S. ; Tufts, M. W. ;
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D4-0005; EPA/600/A-97/025;
Stock Number PB97-192850
Additional Subjects Air conditioning ; Refrigerants ; Performance evaluation ; Compatibility ; Stability ; Motor vehicles ; Hydrofluorocarbons ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Lubricants ; Energy efficiency ; Durability ; Coefficient of performance ; Comparative evaluations ; Alternatives ; Ikon-12 ; HFC-134a ; Refrigeration capacity
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NTIS  PB97-192850 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper gives results of an evaluation of a proprietary refrigerant, Ikon-12, as an alternative to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a for automotive air conditioning. In preliminary tests, Ikon-12 was found to be compatible with a polyolester lubricant and engineering materials. Refrigeration capacity and efficiency for Ikon-12 compared favorably to those for HFC-134a. In a preliminary durability test, Ikon-12 refrigerant showed no significant chemical breakdown after extended operation with an elevated compresssor discharge temperature.