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Frequently Asked Questions

What are FrostyCool Refrigerants?
  • FrostyCool Refrigerants are a proprietary blend of ultra high efficient hydrocarbons that are replacements for many types of chemical refrigerants.  FrostyCool refrigerants are manufactured from the purest, naturally occurring hydrocarbons available.
Why is FrostyCool different?
  • FrostyCool Refrigerants are blended to exact specifications from only the purest and highly refined ingredients which approach pharmaceutical grade. Frostycool Refrigerants meet or exceed international standards such as -ISO 5149, BS 4434-1995, AN/NZS 1677, and ASHRAE 5149.

Are FrostyCool Refrigerants corrosive to air conditioning systems?
  • FrostyCool Refrigerants are non-corrosive and will not form acids if they combine with moisture in the system.

What is the difference between FrostyCool Refrigerant and HFC-134a or CFC-12?
  • FrostyCool Refrigerants are all-natural, non-ozone, and non global warming refrigerants.  FrostyCool Refrigerants are organic refrigerants, which are classified as pharmaceutical grade.  

How do I know how much refrigerant I need in my vehicle?
  • Your vehicle should have a label in the engine compartment or on the underside of the hood.  You only require approximately 30% to 40% of the original charge when using FrostyCool Refrigerant.

Can I lower “head pressure” in my air conditioning system by using FrostyCool Refrigerant?
  • Yes! FrostyCool refrigerants can extend equipment life by lowering compressor "head pressure".  The use of FrostyCool Refrigerants will result in lower energy costs which translates to lower operating costs.

  • Systems charges with FrostyCool Refrigerant generally operate cooler, sound quieter, and run smoother.
Are FrostyCool Refrigerants flammable?
  • FrostyCool Refrigerants are flammable, and must be handled accordingly.  Practically all lubricants, additives, and oils used in the engine of a car are flammable.  Hair spray, deoderant, aerosol propellants, and many other household products are flammable as well.  All must be handled and utilized (or installed) using safe practices while following instructions.

Is FrostyCool Refrigerant compatible with all refrigerant oils?
FrostyCool refrigerants are fully compatible with most common refrigeration lubricants. Frostycool Refrigerants can be used with mineral, ester, PAG and other synthetic oils. FrostyCool refrigerants should not be used with silicone oils.
Are FrostyCool Refrigerants energy efficient compared to other refrigerants on the market today?
  • Yes! FrostyCool refrigerants are up to 30% more efficient than HFC refrigerants.  This efficiency means only approximately 1/3rd of the original amount of FrostyCool refrigerant in a system is needed to replace the same refrigerant type.



Is FrostyCool Refrigerant environmentally safe?
  • Absolutely! FrostyCool Refrigerants are organic non-ozone depleting and non-toxic compounds. These refrigerants are endorsed by the GreenPeace and United Nations Environmental Program (www.refrigerantsnaturally.com) and are in full compliance with the UN Montreal Protocol.

What seals are compatible with FrostyCool Refrigerants?

Most all common elastomer and plastic refrigeration materials used as o-rings, seals, and gaskets are compatible with FrostyCool refrigerants. Butyl hoses are incompatible and should not be used with hydrocarbon refrigerants.

FrostyCool 134a E G E G U E
FrostyCool 22a E G E G U E
FrostyCool 502a E G E G U E
CFC-12 11 E U F U U E
CFC-12 12 G G G E F E
CFC-12 21 U X U P P E
CFC-12 22 U U U G G E
CFC-12 114 G E E E G E
CFC-12 115 G X G G G E
CFC-12 142b U X E E E E
CFC-12 152a U X E E E E
CFC-12 C318 G X G G G E

LEGEND: E=Excellent G=Good F=Fair P=Poor U=Unsatisfactory X=Unknown


EPR = Ethylene-Propylene
Disogrin = Polyurethane
Buna N = Nitrile
Viton = Fluorocarbon

Thermodynamic properties of FrostyCool refrigerants compared to various refrigerants.

Property SF-12a SF-22a SF-502a R12 R134a R22
Specific heat, l (kJ/kg.K) 2.51 2.91 2.73 .98 1.43 1.29
Specific heat, v (kJ/kg.K) 1.77 1.88 1.89 .70 1.01 .91
Density, (kg/m³) 533 496 500 1310 1206 1191
Density, (kg/m³) 12.2 21 22.50 36.8 32.3 44.8
Ratio specific heats,l 1.43 1.61 1.62 1.63 1.56 1.80
Ratio specific heats,v 1.16 1.25 1.26 1.24 1.23 1.72
Viscosity,l (Pa.s)x10¯6 141 102 101 199 208 146
Viscosity,v (Pa.s)x10¯6 8.4 8.8 8.9 13.4 12.1 12.9
Surface Tension(N/m)x10¯³ 9.3 7.0 7.1 8.5 8.3 8.2
Temperature glide (K) 7.8 0 3.9 0 0 0
Speed of Sound, l (m/s) 814 720 724 406 508 522
Speed of Sound, v (m/s) 209 216 216 133 144 159
Thermal cond. .10 .09 .09 .07 .08 .08
Thermal cond .02 .02 .02 .01 .01 .01
Latent heat (kJ/kg) 353 340 348 139 178 180

So why continue using a chemical refrigerant from a chemical manufacturer, when the world already supplies us with naturally occurring hydrocarbons? Hydrocarbons are the wave of the future…

How does FrostyCool compare environmentally?

The below graph shows the classification, ODP, GWP and Atmospheric Life of four of the most commonly used Chemical Refrigerants and FrostyCool 22a.