What oil do you use with R404A refrigerant?

R-404A is a HFC and Polyol Ester is the only approved oil.

Can you use mineral oil with R404A?

And that is causing some people to wonder: Can R-404A work with mineral oil? Echoing other refrigerant manufacturers’ written retrofit instructions, Jim Terry, manager of engineering services for ICOR International, a refrigerant manufacturer based in Indianapolis, said, “In my estimation, the answer is no.”

Is 404A refrigerant still available?

All new cooling and refrigeration systems that support R-404a will no longer be available from 1st January 2020. Therefore throughout 2018 and 2019, the refrigeration systems running on R-404a will need to be replaced or support a retrofit alternative refrigerant.

What refrigerant is compatible with POE oil?

Polyolester oil (POE oil) is a type of synthetic oil used in refrigeration compressors that is compatible with the refrigerants R-134a, R-410A and R-12. HFC-134a with POE oil as the lubricant is a replacement for CFC-12 with mineral oil as the lubricant.

What refrigerant is compatible with mineral oil?

Alkylbenzene (AB) – is a synthetic oil suitable for refrigeration systems using CFC or HCFC refrigerants. It is compatible with mineral oil and compared to mineral oil, it has improved refrigerant miscibility with R-22 at low-temperature conditions.

What refrigerant has mineral oil?

Refrigerants that commonly used mineral oils were your CFC and HCFC refrigerants such as R-12, R-22, and R-502. Mineral oils can also be used with other refrigerants such as Ammonia or some Hydrocarbons as well.

Can I buy 404A Freon?

404A is an HFC refrigerant and does not harm the O-Zone layer so therefore you do not need to have any kind of certification to purchase.

Can you mix refrigerant oils?

Mixing oils While mixing A/C Compressor oils is usually not recommended, as it can lead to A/C Compressor damage and failure, the new ND-oil 12 can be used with both R1234yf and the old R134a type refrigerants.

What makes a good refrigerant oil?

In order to function properly, the oil/refrigerant mixture should have a viscosity that is sufficiently high to give satisfactory sealing and lubrication in the compressor.