Types of Lubricants Used in Common Refrigerant Types

Lubricant Types for Various Refrigerants

Below is a chart which displays acceptable Types of Lubricants Used in Common Refrigerant Types.

ASHRAE # (TRADE NAME) COMPONENTS (WEIGHT%) TYPE TEMP GLIDE (F) LUBRICANTS
R-123 pure HCFC 0 MINERAL OIL or ALKYL BENZENE
R-124 pure HCFC 0 MINERAL OIL or ALKYL BENZENE
R-134a pure HFC 0 POLYOLESTER
R-22 pure HCFC 0 MINERAL OIL or ALKYL BENZENE
R-23 pure HFC 0 POLYOLESTER
R-401A (MP 39) 22/152a/124 (53/13/34) HCFC BLEND 8 ALKYL BENZENE OR MO/AB MIX
R-401B (MP 66) 22/152a/124 (61/11/28) HCFC BLEND 8 ALKYL BENZENE OR MO/AB MIX
R-402A (HP 80) 125/290/22 (60/2/38) HCFC BLEND 2.5 ALKYL BENZENE OR MO/AB MIX
R-402B (HP 81) 125/290/22 (38/2/60) HCFC BLEND 2.5 ALKYL BENZENE OR MO/AB MIX
R-403B ISCEON 69L 290/22/218 (5/56/39) HCFC BLEND 2.5 MINERAL OIL or ALKYL BENZENE
R-404A (HP62,FX70) 125/143a/134a (44/52/4) HCFC BLEND 1.5 POLYOLESTER
R-407C (SUVA9000) 32/125/134a (23/25/52) HCFC BLEND 10 POLYOLESTER
R-408A (FX 10) 125/143a/22 (7/46/47) HCFC BLEND 1 MINERAL OIL or ALKYL BENZENE
R-409A (FX 56) 22/124/142b (60/25/15) HCFC BLEND 12 MINERAL OIL or ALKYL BENZENE
R-410A (AZ 20) 32/125 (50/50) HCFC BLEND 0.2 POLYOLESTER
R-414B (HOT SHOT) 22/600a/124/142b (50/1.5/39/9.5) HCFC BLEND 12 MINERAL OIL or ALKYL BENZENE
R-416A (FRIGC FR12) 134a/124/600 (59/39/2) HCFC BLEND 2.5 POLYOLESTER
R417A (NU-22) 125/134a/600a (46.6/50/3.4) HCFC BLEND 6 MINERAL OIL AB, OR POE
R-507 (AZ 50) 125/143a (50/50) HCFC BLEND 0 POLYOLESTER
R-508B SUVA 95 23/116 HCFC BLEND 0 POLYOLESTER