R404A/Reclaimed R404A


R404A is a HFC blend, used as a replacement for R502 and R22 in low and medium temperature refrigeration applications. Although it is a popular refrigerant, with a GWP above 2500, the use of R404A is now prohibited in new equipment and restricted in pre-existing equipment. Reclaimed R404A is still permitted until 2030 for servicing equipment already running on R404A and is an option for those with systems above 40T CO2 Equivalent (approximately 10kgs of R404A).  


  • Industrial Refrigeration
    Industrial Refrigeration
  • Commercial Refrigeration
    Commercial Refrigeration
  • Transport Refrigeration
    Transport Refrigeration

*Cold storage cells, Ice and vending machines

Packaging information

  • 10kg
  • 22kg
  • 49kg
  • 324kg
  • 728kg
  • 10kg supplied in a Type 12 cylinder, 22kg in a Type 27 and 49kg in a Type 61. For more information on our cylinder click here
  • Subject to availability
  • AFK product cylinders are fitted with a Residual Pressure Device (RPD) to ensure used refrigerant or any other substance cannot be reintroduced into a cylinder
  • Store cylinders in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, out of direct sunlight
  • AFK operates a returnable cylinder fleet, empty cylinders are to be returned 
  • For more information please contact AFK on +49 (0) 4185 7001-0 or via the Contact Us form

Product Features & Benefits

  • Substitute for R502, with comparable physical and thermodynamic properties
  • Near azeotropic refrigerant blend containing R125, R143a, and R134a 
  • Refrigerant must be charged from the liquid phase to ensure accurate composition
  • AFK refrigerant cylinders have dual port valves, making liquid offtake easier
  • Non-flammable with a safety classification of A1
  • Compressors must be charged with polyester oils, contact the compressor manufacturer for more information
  • With a GWP above 2500, virgin R404A can no longer be used in new equipment or to service existing equipment where the charge size is greater than 40T CO2 Equivalent (approximately 10kgs of R404A). The use of Reclaimed R404A is allowable until 2030 to service existing equipment

Environmental Impact

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The information contained within this website is for guidance only, for further system specific advice please call AFK directly.

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