What is Duracool 12a?

The Duracool 12a is used to replace the R12 and R134a gases and owes its success to its ecological qualities. It is an hydrocarbon gas with zero impact on the ozone layer. Gas Duracool 12A extends the life of air conditioning and refrigeration systems because unlike R12 or R134a gases, it is not corrosive.

Is Duracool compatible with R134a?

Being a hydrocarbon and not a fluorocarbon, Duracool is 100% compatible with the lubricants used in R12 and R134a systems. There is no need to remove the oil and replace it with anything else.

What is the difference between R12a and R134a?

HC-12a provides better cooling than an R-12 system retrofitted to R-134a, with much greater energy efficiency as well. Unlike R-134a, HC-12a is completely compatible with the hoses and oils used in R-12 systems, making the conversion much easier to accomplish.

Is R12 and R12a the same?

Adding R12a refrigerant to the R12 system: It’s basically the same procedure as adding R12 except you must screw on the R12-to-R12a quick-connect adapter fitting pictured below (included in the kit) to the LOW suction service port first. The adapter fitting has it’s own Schrader valve internally, so no gas will escape.

Can I mix 12a and 134a?

RED TEK 12a requires no significant redesigning of the refrigeration system because it is compatible with R134a, R12, metal components, compressor motor materials, mineral, and synthetic (Ester and PAG) lubricants, seals, gaskets, hoses, compressors, and O-rings.

Can I mix 12a with 134a refrigerant?

You should NEVER mix refrigerants or mix incompatible oils. Putting a 12a refrigerant into a system that had R134a, without a complete and thorough flush of ALL components, and purge of the flush chemical, is called CONTAMINATION.

Can you mix R12A and 134a?

Can I use R12A instead of 134a?

It’s illegal to vent R134a into the atmostphere! You don’t just blow it out! Just adding R12a to a 134a system doesn’t work very well because a 50/50 mix is very inefficient. If you don’t have a vacuum pump, you can still make it work though.

Can you mix R12a and 134A?

What happens if you mix R12 and R134a refrigerants?

R134a systems work at higher discharge-side pressures than R12 systems, which could lead to compressor seals leaks. Additionally, since R134a is composed of much smaller molecules, it has a greater chance of leaking from an R12 system.

Can you use 12a in a R12 system?

RED TEK 12a possesses similar volumetric refrigerating effects to R12 and 134a refrigerants and operates at lower head pressures versus R12 or R134a. It can be used effectively in R12 or R134a refrigeration systems without major “retrofitting.”

Can a R12 car be converted to a duracool?

DURACOOL 12a® is a drop in replacement for R134 automobiles, but requires a high and a low side fitting to convert R12 systems to R134a systems, before charging with Duracool 12a®. This is a very inexpensive conversion (generally under $20). Does the system need to be completely empty?

What kind of refrigerant does duracool 12A replace?

Duracool® Refrigerants replace many of the environmentally harmful refrigerants currently in use. In The United States Duracool 12a is sold as a replacement for ozone-depleting CFC R-12 Substitutes and global-warming HFC R-134a refrigerant.

Is the duracool 22A a replacement for R22?

Duracool® 22a is marketed and sold worldwide as a replacement for R22 except for the United States.

Which is higher auto ignition R134a or duracool?

Auto ignition of 1635°F is ACTUALLY a higher auto ignition than R134a which is 1328°F The DURACOOL® hydrocarbon refrigerants are available in three packaging sizes. Using DURACOOL 12a® to replace R-12 substitutes and / or r-134a is extremely easy. DURACOOL 12a® is compatible with both mineral and synthetic oils found in both systems.