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Correlations for the Viscosity of 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoroprop-1-ene (R1234yf) and trans-1,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene (R1234ze(E))†

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Author(s)

Marcia L. Huber, Marc J. Assael

Abstract

Due to concerns about global warming, there is interest a class of fluids known as hydrofluoroolefins (HFO’s) as potential replacements for refrigerants with high global warming potential (GWP). Two such HFO’s are 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoroprop-1-ene (R1234yf) and trans-1,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene (R1234ze(E)). To assist engineers and equipment designers who need thermophysical property models, we survey available data for the viscosity of R1234yf and R1234ze(E) and provide wide-ranging viscosity correlations that cover the entire fluid range including vapor, liquid, and supercritical regions. The correlation for R1234yf is valid from the triple point (220 K) to 410 K at pressures up to 30 MPa. The estimated uncertainty of this correlation at a 95 % confidence level is 3.5 % for the liquid phase at pressures to 30 MPa and 3 % for the gas phase. The correlation for R1234ze(E) is valid from the triple point (169 K) to 420 K at pressures up to 100 MPa. The estimated uncertainty of this correlation is 3.5 % for the liquid phase at pressures to 30 MPa and 3 % for the vapor phase. Comparisons with the experimental data are given for both fluids.
Citation
International Journal of Refrigeration
Volume
71

Keywords

2, 3, 3, 3-Tetrafluoroprop-1-ene, trans-1, 3, 3, 3-Tetrafluoropropene, correlation, R1234yf, R1234ze(E), viscosity.

Citation

Huber, M. and Assael, M. (2016), Correlations for the Viscosity of 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoroprop-1-ene (R1234yf) and trans-1,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene (R1234ze(E))†, International Journal of Refrigeration, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2016.08.007 (Accessed May 24, 2022)
Created September 20, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018