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It is ideal for use in many industrial and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications. 

It can be used in place of R22 and offers high performance without any of the issues associated with temperature glide.


Features and benefits

  • operates at slightly higher pressures than R22 but similar to R404A
  • similar volumetric refrigerating effect to R22 and R404A
  • can be used in R22 or R404A compressors or a specific CARE 45 compressor
  • can be used with R502, R22, R404A and R407C heat exchangers and expansion devices
  • compatible with most common refrigeration materials and lubricants

Application and use

For use in commercial air-conditioning and large refrigeration systems where R22 has traditionally been used.

This gas is available in a variety of cylinder sizes and drums. Our most popular sizes are shown in the table below.


CARE 45 (R1270)

Product codeCylinder contentsValve outlet (1)
149300-3KG3 kg1 ¼” ACME
149300-12KG12 kg1 ¼” ACME
149300-46KG46 kg1 ¼” ACME

(1)  CARE valve adapters required - part 849351A


Training standards

The European standard EN378 states that anyone working on refrigerating systems with flammable refrigerants should be trained to achieve competence in safety aspects of flammable refrigerant handling.

This will include the following requirements:

  • knowledge of legislation, regulations and standards relating to flammable refrigerants
  • detailed knowledge of and skill in handling flammable refrigerants, personal protective equipment, refrigerant leakage prevention, handling of cylinders, charging, leak detection, recovery and disposal

Other standard refrigerant handling courses and qualifications do not cover the required areas in sufficient detail.

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HRP Website

BOC Refrigerants are also available through our supply partner HRP
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