Ethane (R170)


Ethane (R170) is supplied as a compressed liquid in cylinders and ISO tube skids and as a cryogenic liquid in T75 cryogenic isocontainers for international transport. It is generally used in very low temperature industrial refrigeration applications and is a replacement for R23 and R5088.

Standard Specifications

Purity / Assay
Impurities (wt/wt)
Ethane> 97.5%
Methane< 0.5%
Propane< 2.0%
C4+< 0.1%
Oxygen / Argon< 5ppm
Carbon Dioxide< 100ppm
Sodium< 500ppb
Iron< 500ppb
Mercury< 5ppb

Standard Container Sizes and Fill Volumes

Container Information
TypeH49 cylinderTube Skid20' T75 cryo container40' T75 cryo container

Technical Information

Technical DataShipping Information
GasCryogenic Liquid
Molecular Weight (g/mol)30.069Shipping NameEthaneEthane, refrigerated liquid
Liquid Density (kg/m³)546.5Hazard Class2.12.1
Gas Density (kg/m³)1.282UN No.UN 1035UN 1961
Boiling point (°C)-88.7Hazard LabelFlammable gasFlammable gas
Specific Volume (m³/kg)0.799CAS No.74-84-074-84-0
Vapour Pressure (bar.a @ 20°C)38.3
Valve OutletCylinder – CGA 350, Skid - CGA 1350, T75 container - DN65/DN50-PN40