Natural Refrigerants

R290 (Propane)

Summary

R290 (Propane) is refrigerant grade propane, used as an alternative to R22 and R502 in low, medium and high temperature refrigeration and air conditioning applications. R290 (Propane) is a Hydrocarbon and although highly flammable it is an efficient refrigerant that has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Applications

  • Industrial Refrigeration
    Industrial Refrigeration
  • Commercial Refrigeration
    Commercial Refrigeration
  • Industrial Air Conditioning
    Industrial Air Conditioning
  • Commercial Air Conditioning
    Commercial Air Conditioning
  • Domestic Air Conditioning
    Domestic Air Conditioning

*Heat pumps, Water heaters

Packaging information

  • 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
  • R290 (Propane) is fitted with a left handed DIN 477-1 valve; an adaptor may be required
  • 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

  • Refrigerant can be charged from either the liquid and vapour phase
  • AFK refrigerant cylinders have dual port valves, making liquid offtake easier
  • Flammable and non-toxic with a safety classification of A3
  • Compressors can be charged with a variety of oils, contact the compressor manufacturer for more information
  • Low GWP of 3
  • Excellent thermodynamic properties leading to high energy efficiency
  • Low charges allow for smaller heat exchanges and piping dimensions
  • Due to its flammable nature R290 (Propane) requires different charging and recovery procedures

Environmental Impact

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