R290 (Propane)

R290 (Propane) is refrigerant grade propane, used as an alternative to R404A and R407 series refrigerants in new refrigeration and air conditioning systems. R290 (Propane) is a Hydrocarbon and although highly flammable it is an efficient refrigerant that has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP).


It is used as a refrigerant in:

  • Commercial Refrigeration

  • Commercial Air Conditioning

  • Industrial Refrigeration

  • Industrial Air Conditioning

Product Features and Benefits

  • Refrigerant can be charged from either the liquid and vapor phase

  • PVCK 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

Physical Property

  • 44.096
  • -42.2
  • 96.67
  • 4.24
  • 4.92
  • 0

Quality Index

  • ≥99.9
  • ≤10
  • ≤1
  • ≤100
  • Colorless, No turbid
  • No Strange Stench


  • Disposable cylinder 15LB/6.5kg

  • Recyclable cylinder 926L

  • 100L

  • ISO-Tank 

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.

For alternative or larger package sizes please contact PVCK on +84 283 636 8171 or via the Contact Us form