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    Question 22 substitutes

    Asking your opinions on the various 22 substitutes that will work with existing oils. I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering.
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    Drop-In replacements or Conversion replacements?

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    Any of them require a removal of the old refrigerant, so the term "drop-in" is misleading.

    I'm asking about the ones that allow you to use the existing mineral or alkyl-benzene oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy S. View Post
    Any of them require a removal of the old refrigerant, so the term "drop-in" is misleading.

    I'm asking about the ones that allow you to use the existing mineral or alkyl-benzene oil.
    DuPont ISCEON M029(R-422D) states that it will work with all lubricants.

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    im glad this came up, I was gonna start a thread asking about converting old r22 rooftops to 407c w oil change utilizing existing txv , will valve cope? pressures close not exact regards stan
    Keep it simple to keep it cool!

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    Keep it simple to keep it cool!

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    One important consideration, surprisingly not mentioned in many of the R22/R407C retrofit guidelines, is elastomeric seals and O-rings exposed to R22 (or 400-series blends containing R22) will have swelled and will tend to shrink when the new HFC refrigerant is introduced.

    This would include shraeder cores as well as regulators, solenoid valves, etc.

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    Some manufacturers made R22 units and charged with nitrogen. If I replace old one and install the nitrogen charged unit and charge in R22, do I cross the line or it is no problem? So far here in Ontario, almost nobody regulate the a/c and refrigeration, but I heard TSSA will take care of a/c and refrigeration too.

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    R-22 replacements

    All my units here at work ( except new stuff in the last year + ) are R-22 - Air Conditioning application. That is 150 A/C s and a 134a 125 ton Carrier screw chiller.

    I am just about sold on MO-99 as a ' retrofit ' solution; that being said, I have 2 new Liebert systems going in that are 407C, and a few replacement RTUs and shakers that are R-410a.

    Haven't pulled the trigger on MO-99 yet, but according to Refrigerative Supply ( out largest wholesaler who has great customer service ) , it should be a relatively pain free process.

    Anybody else out there using MO-99?? Perhaps something as good or better? Horror stories?

    Thanks;

    Freonguy
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    Quote Originally Posted by freonguy View Post
    All my units here at work ( except new stuff in the last year + ) are R-22 - Air Conditioning application. That is 150 A/C s and a 134a 125 ton Carrier screw chiller.

    I am just about sold on MO-99 as a ' retrofit ' solution; that being said, I have 2 new Liebert systems going in that are 407C, and a few replacement RTUs and shakers that are R-410a.

    Haven't pulled the trigger on MO-99 yet, but according to Refrigerative Supply ( out largest wholesaler who has great customer service ) , it should be a relatively pain free process.

    Anybody else out there using MO-99?? Perhaps something as good or better? Horror stories?

    Thanks;

    Freonguy
    Have done two stores with mo-99.

    Upsides, lower discharge temps

    Downsides- Loss of capacity, oil return in questionable. We had a problem with a used pack we put it. Some of the mt cases were high in temp. When we cleaned the screens it was logged with oil. We through some POE in the system as some have rumored it helps.

    The second retrofit when relatively painlessly. We don`t service that store so I can`t tell you if they had any oil problems.

    I was amazed compared to 22 or even 507. I could grab the discharge line and it wouldn`t burn. This eliminates the need for liquid injection if you have an lt 22 system but on the flip side puts quite a blow to the heat reclaim if they`re using it.

    Honeywell is supplying us with their brand for free as a test pilot for the store we`ve been having trouble with. We should get around to it mid summer. I`ll post the results when they`re in.

    In air conditioning applications with the higher velocities I bet Mo-99 is a dream.

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