Experimental Research on the Performance of HFO-1234yf in Automotive Air-Conditioning Systems

(*) Corresponding author

Authors' affiliations

DOI's assignment:
the author of the article can submit here a request for assignment of a DOI number to this resource!
Cost of the service: euros 10,00 (for a DOI)


To decrease the influence of global warming due to refrigerants, a new refrigerant, HFO-1234yf has been developed.  This paper reports on research to explore its thermodynamic properties, applicability, compatibility, stability and safety in automotive air-conditioning systems. Experimental results are compared with R134a in the same conditions. The results indicate that HFO-1234yf could be an ideal alternative for R134a.
Copyright © 2014 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


HFO-1234yf; Automotive Air-Conditioning System; Experimental Research

Full Text:



Wang Z.W, Sun Y.B , LCCP 2012: A Global Industrial Model to Assess Life cycle. Climate Performance of Mobile Air Conditioning Systems, Cryogenics and Refrigeration Proceedings of ICCR2013, Paper ID: B332.

Directive 2006/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 relating to emissions from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/156/EC[J/OL]. Official Journal of the European Union, 2006. http://tinyurl.com /lxw8nm.

Park C., Lee H.,Performance Comparison between R1234yf Mobil Airconditioning with Operating Conditions, Cryogenics and Refrigeration Proceedings of ICCR2013,Paper ID: B306.


ZHOU Zicheng,A new refrigerant used in mobile air-conditioning system -HFO-1234yf,REFRIGERATION,No.4,2010,Dec.Vol.29(TotalNo.113),ISSN1005-9180(2010)04-0030-11*

Wang Bo, Zhang Wei,Ma Yangbo, et al. The fourth generation refrigerant HFO-1234yf . NEW CHEMICAL MATERIALS, 2010, 30(8): 30-32.

Katsuyuki Tanaka, Yukihiro Higashi.Thermodynamic properties of HFO-1234yf (2, 3, 3, 3-tetrafluoropropene) . INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REFRIGERATION, 2010, 33(3):474-479.

K. Tanaka, Y. Higashi, Thermodynamic properties of HFO-1234yf (2, 3, 3, 3-tetra- fluoropropene), Int. J. Refrig. 33 (2010) 474-479.

G.D. Mathur, Experimental Investigation of AC System Performance with HFO-123yf as the Working Fluid, SAE Paper No. 2010-01-1207.

S. Jarall, Study of refrigeration system with HFO-1234yf as a working fluid, Int. J. Refrig. 35 (2012) 1668-1677.

K.-J. Park, D.G. Kang, D. Jung, Condensation heat transfer coefficients of R1234yf on plain low fin, and Turbo-C tubes, Int. J. Refrig. 34 (2011)317-321.

S. Saitoh, C. Dang, Y. Nakamura, E. Hihara, Boiling heat transfer of HFO-1234yf flowing in a smooth small-diameter horizontal tube, Int. J. Refrig. 34 (2011)1846-1853.

Zhaogang Qi, Experimental study on evaporator performance in mobile air conditioning system using HFO-1234yf as working fluid, Applied Thermal Engineering 53 (2013) 124-130.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to info@praiseworthyprize.com
Copyright © 2005-2024 Praise Worthy Prize