Adsorbents for Refrigerants


UOP Adsorbent Solutions

Adsorbents for Refrigerant Drying

Avoid corrosion with UOP’s series of XH™ molecular sieve desiccants set the refrigerant drying standards for cost effectiveness and high operating reliability in automotive and stationary refrigeration systems.

Uncontrolled system moisture can freeze capillary tubes and expansion valves, corrode metal parts, and plug expansion devices with sludge. Water can enter the system when it is manufactured, or it can seep in over time via hoses, fittings, and other components.

UOP molecular sieve desiccants prevent system failures by controlling this type of contamination. We also serve your changing needs for:

  • Superb drying capacity
  • Compatibility with specific refrigerants and lubricants without volatile reactions
  • High mechanical strength
  • Particle integrity to prevent crushing or attrition especially in high vibration applications like automotive air conditioning
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Reliability

Exceeding industry standards:

When the 1987 Montreal Protocol mandated non-CFC refrigerants, UOP responded with advanced UOP XH-7™ and XH-9™ molecular sieve desiccants that enabled the industry to meet the new specifications. In March 1998, the American Chemical Society recognized this contribution by awarding its prestigious “Heroes of Chemistry” award to UOP’s development team.

UOP continues to be one of the world’s leading suppliers of molecular sieve desiccants for air conditioning and refrigeration systems in the automotive, appliance, and commercial construction industries.

Related Products: