Refrigerant Container Colors

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This guideline is intended for the guidance of the industry, including manufacturers, engineers, installers, contractors and users.


Refrigerant Container Color & Class by Refrigerant

Refrigerant
Color
PMS #
Class
11
Orange
21
I
12
White
None
II
13
Light Blue (Sky)
2975
III
13B1
Pinkish-Red (Coral)
177
III
14
Yellow-Brown (Mustard)
124
III
22
Light Green
352
II
23
Light Blue-Grey
428
III
32
Light Blue-Green
631
IV
113
Dark Purple (Violet)
266
I
114
Dark Blue (Navy)
302
II
116
Dark Grey (Battleship)
424
III
123
Light Blue-Grey
428
I
124
Deep Green (DOT Green)
335
II
125
Medium Brown (Tan)
465
II
134a
Light Blue (Sky)
2975
II
236fa
Dark Grey (Battleship)
424
II
245fa
Maroon
194
II
401A
Pinkish-Red (Coral)
177
II
401B
Yellow-Brown (Mustard)
124
II
401C
Blue-Green (Aqua)
3268
II
402A
Light Brown (Sand)
461
II
402B
Green-Brown (Olive)
385
II
403B
Light Purple (Lavender)
251
II
404A
Orange
21
II
407A
Lime Green
368
II
407B
Cream
156
II
407C
Medium Brown (Brown)
471
II
407D
Dark Brown (Chocolate)
450
II
407F
Green-Yellow-White
373
II
408A
Medium Purple (Purple)
248
II
409A
Medium Brown (Tan)
465
II
410A
Rose
507
II
411A
Dark Purple (Violet)
266
IV
411B
Blue-Green (Teal)
326
IV
413A
Deep Blue
3015
II
414A
Beige
4545
II
414B
Medium Blue (Blue)
2995
II
416A
Yellow-Green (Lime)
381
II
417A
Green
354
II
422A
Yellow-Orange
128
II
422D
Green-Yellow
375
II
423A
Wedge Wood Blue
292
II
424A
Black
None
II
426A
Pastel Orange
804
II
427A
Green-Blue (Jungle Green)
3405
II
428A
Traffic Yellow
803
II
434A
Sulfur Yellow
388
II
437A
Royal Blue
286
II
438A
Blue Jay
2727
II
442A
Night Blue
268
II
500
Yellow
109
II
502
Light Purple (Lavender)
251
II
503
Blue-Green (Aqua)
3268
III
507A
Blue Green (Teal)
326
II
508B
Dark Blue (Navy)
302
III

PMS
Pantone® Matching System, an international printing, publishing and packaging color language.

CLASS I LIQUIDS
Normal boiling point greater than 20°C . These products are normally packaged in drums.

CLASS II LIQUIDS
Low Pressure Refrigerants: These Refrigerants meeting the definition of a compressed gas. The gas should have a minimum cylinder service pressure not exceeding 3447 kPa (gage).

CLASS III LIQUIDS
High Pressure Refrigerants: These Refrigerants meeting the definition of a compressed gas. The gas should have a minimum cylinder service pressure exceeding 3447 kPa (gage).

CLASS IV LIQUIDS
Flammable Refrigerants


Refrigerant Container Color & Class by PMS Number

PMS Color Class I Class II Class III Class IV
None White R-12
None Black R-424A
21Orange R-11 R-404A
109Yellow R-500
124Yellow-Brown (Mustard) R-401B R-14
128Yellow-Orange R-422A
156Cream R-407B
177Pinkish-Red (Coral) R-401A R-13B1
185Red (DOT Red) FOR FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANT IDENTIFICATION WHEN USED WITH PRIMARY CONTAINER COLOR
194Maroon R-245fa
248Medium Purple (Purple) R-408A
251Light Purple (Lavender) R-502; R-403B
266Dark Purple (Violet) R-113 R-411A
268Night Blue R-442A
286Royal Blue R-437A
292Wedge Wood Blue R-423A
302Dark Blue (Navy) R-114 R-508B
326Blue-Green (Teal) R-507A R-411B
335Deep Green (DOT Green) R-124
352Light Green R-22
354Green R-417A
368Lime Green R-407A
373Green-Yellow-White R-407F
375Green-Yellow R-422D
381Yellow-Green (Lime) R-416A
385Green-Brown (Olive) R-402B
388Sulfur Yellow R-434A
424Dark Grey (Battleship) R-236fa R-116
428Light Blue-Grey R-123 R-23
461Light Brown (Sand) R-402A
465Medium Brown (Tan) R-125; R-409A
450Dark Brown (Chocolate) R-407D
471Medium Brown (Brown) R-407C
507Rose R-410A
631Light Blue-Green R-32
803Traffic Yellow R-428A
804Pastel Orange R-426A
2727Blue Jay R-438A
2975Light Blue (Sky) R-134a R-13
2995Medium Blue (Blue) R-414B
3015Deep Blue R-413A
3268Blue-Green (Aqua) R-401C R-503
3405Green-Blue (Jungle Green) R-427A
4545Beige R-414A

PMS
Pantone® Matching System, an international printing, publishing and packaging color language.

CLASS I LIQUIDS
Normal boiling point greater than 20°C . These products are normally packaged in drums.

CLASS II LIQUIDS
Low Pressure Refrigerants: These Refrigerants meeting the definition of a compressed gas. The gas should have a minimum cylinder service pressure not exceeding 3447 kPa (gage).

CLASS III LIQUIDS
High Pressure Refrigerants: These Refrigerants meeting the definition of a compressed gas. The gas should have a minimum cylinder service pressure exceeding 3447 kPa (gage).

CLASS IV LIQUIDS
Flammable Refrigerants


PMS/RAL Color System

Refrigerant Color
PMS #
Possible RAL K5 Classic #
RAL Color Description
White
None
Black
None
5004
Black Blue
Orange
21
2004
Pure Orange
Yellow
109
1018
Zinc Yellow
Yellow-Brown (Mustard)
124
1003
Signal Yellow
Yellow-Orange
128
1021
Rape Yellow
Cream
156
1034
Pastel Yellow
Pinkish-Red (Coral)
177
3017
Rose
Red (DOT Red)
185
3020
Traffic Red
Maroon
194
4002
Red Violet
Medium Purple (Purple)
248
4006
Traffic Purple
Light Purple (Lavender)
251
4009
Pastel Violet
Dark Purple (Violet)
266
4007
Purple Violet
Night Blue
268
5022
Night Blue
Royal Blue
286
5005
Signal Blue
Wedge Wood Blue
292
5012
Light Blue
Dark Blue (Navy)
302
5019
Capri Blue
Blue-Green (Teal)
326
5018
Turquoise Blue
Deep Green (DOT Green)
335
6032
Signal Green
Light Green
352
6019
Pastel Green
Green
354
6001
Emerald Green
Lime Green
368
Note1
Note1
Green-Yellow-White
373
No match available
No match available
Green-Yellow
375
No match available
No match available
Yellow-Green (Lime)
381
No match available
No match available
Green-Brown (Olive)
385
6003
Olive Green
Sulfur Yellow
388
1016
Sulfur Yellow
Dark Grey (Battleship)
424
7023
Concrete Grey
Light Blue-Grey
428
7035
Light Grey
Light Brown (Sand)
461
1002
Sand Yellow
Medium Brown (Tan)
465
1001
Beige
Dark Brown (Chocolate)
450
6014
Yellow Olive
Medium Brown (Brown)
471
8023
Orange Brown
Rose
507
3015
Heather Violet
Light Blue-Green
631
6027
Light Green
Traffic Yellow
803
1023
Traffic Yellow
Pastel Orange
804
2003
Pastel Orange
Blue Jay
2727
5014
Pigeon Blue
Light Blue (Sky)
2975
5012
Light Blue
Medium Blue (Blue)
2995
5015
Sky Blue
Deep Blue
3015
5017
Traffic Blue
Blue-Green (Aqua)
3268
5021
Water Blue
Green-Blue (Jungle Green)
3405
6024
Traffic Green
Beige
4545
8024
Beige Brown

Note 1: No match provided due to conflict with the European Cylinder Gas Identification Standard EN 1089-3.

RAL = Reichsausschuß für Lieferbedingungen und Gütesicherung” = State Commission for Delivery Terms and Quality Assurance

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