Air Dryers with new Refrigerant

Supporting sustainability goals with zero ozone depleting potential

  • Air Dryers with new Refrigerant
    Air Dryers with new Refrigerant

As of 2024, the entire popular and high-performing Tundra range of refrigerant air dryers from Hi-line Industries will transition to R-513A, a refrigerant with zero ozone depleting potential (ODP) that helps customers to enhance their sustainability credentials. 

R-513A (Opteon™ XP10) refrigerant is a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) based replacement for R-134a. Ideal for use in medium and low temperature refrigeration products, such as Tundra air dryers, R-513A offers 56% lower GWP (global warming potential) than R-134a, delivering long-term sustainability and F gas legislation compliance.

Non-flammbable solution

Notably, R-513A resides in the A1 (non-flammable) safety class, making it an ideal retrofit candidate for R-134a, while offering very similar cooling performance. R-513A also provides negligible temperature glide to ensure reliable performance day after day. Despite the new innovation in refrigerant development, Hi-line intends to hold pricing for the Tundra range firm throughout 2024. This initiative will help customers combat challenging trading conditions and remain competitive in their respective industries.

Tundra refrigeration air dryers are in widespread use with highest energy efficiency, by minimising pressure drop and lowering absorbed power. Among further features driving the energy-efficient characteristics is a patented single-cell heat exchanger, which delivers highly efficient heat transfer at low energy costs, and a link between the controller and condensate removal valve for minimum loss of compressed air during condensate discharge. To indicate the regard held for Tundra as a value-added solution for companies running compressed air systems, this innovative product recently gained recognition at the prestigious iPlex Awards, in the ‘Energy Management Innovation’ category.