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When switching from R22, R502, R407C, and R404A impressive energy savings are produced with only minimal system change.


Features and benefits

  • operates at similar pressures to R22 and R407C
  • similar volumetric refrigerating effect to R22 and R407C
  • can be used in a R22 or R407C compressor or a specific CARE® 50 compressor
  • can be used with R22 or R407C heat exchangers and expansion devices
  • compatible with most common refrigeration materials and lubricants

Application and use

For use in commercial and industrial refrigeration and air-conditioning 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 50 (ethane 6%, propane 94%)

Product codeCylinder contentsValve outlet (1)
149301-3KG3 kg1 ¼” ACME
149301-12KG12 kg1 ¼” ACME
149301-46KG46 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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