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Briton Refrigerant R601a

Briton Refrigerant R601a (IsoPentane)

C5H12

Briton Refrigerant R601a (Isopentane) is supplied as a liquid under its own vapour pressure in cylinders and in T11 ISO containers for international transport as well as road trailers and rail cars. It is a high boiling point hydrocarbon generally used in industrial refrigeration applications including LNG liquefaction. It also has applications as a heat transfer fluid in the geothermal industry.

General Information

General Details of Briton Refrigerant R601a

ItemValue
Chemical / blend namePentanes
Hazard Class3 (PGII)
UN No.UN 1265
Hazard LabelFlammable gas
CAS No.78-78-4

Specifications

Standard Specifications of Briton Refrigerant R601a

Purity / Assay
Impurities (wt)
N1.5
95%
N2.0
99.0%
IsoPentane> 95%> 99.0%
n-Pentane< 4.0%< 1.0%
Olefins< 12ppm< 1ppm
Sulfur< 1ppm< 1ppm
Moisture< 30ppm< 10ppm

Properties

Properties of Briton Refrigerant R601a

PropertyValue
Molecular Weight (g/mol)72.15
Liquid Density (kg/m³)630
Gas Density (kg/m³)3.2
Boiling point (°C)27.9
Specific Volume (m³/kg)-
Vapour Pressure (bar.a @ 20°C)1.38
Valve OutletCylinder – CGA 510, T11 - ACME, MALE. 1 ¾” gas phase / 3 ¼” liquid phase