patent number 6574973
Refrigerant compositions include mixtures of at least three different components, including a fluorinated ether with at least one of a second fluorinated ether, an ether and a fluorinated hydrocarbon. Also, methods for cooling a body include compressing such a refrigerant composition and bringing the body into heat transfer relation to it. The disclosed refrigerant compounds have refrigerant-significant properties similar to those of R-22, and they can be employed in place of or as drop-in substitutes in refrigeration apparatus designed for R-22 application.
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)