R500 is a colorless and odorless CFC refrigerant that was completely banned from production under the Montreal Protocol for depleting the ozone. R500 is used in commercial air conditioning and in some dehumidifier applications. It Is high-pressured and typically stored in yellow containers.
Product Applications & Replacements
Commercial Air Conditioning
N/A; R-12 / R-152a mixed refrigerant
CFC-500, Freon™-500, Genetron®-500, Forane®-500.
Most Common Replacements:
R400 series blends (HCFCs), being phased out in 2020 for the United States and other developed countries.
R134a (HFC), currently being phased down in the USA.