AHRI GUIDELINE N
Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors
|Publication Date:||1 January 2016|
This guideline provides a means by which PMS colors can be assigned to printed materials, such as printed labels on refrigerant containers, for Refrigerants currently in use or newly developed Refrigerants, provided the Refrigerant is used in significant quantities as defined in this guideline. Colors should not be relied upon exclusively to determine the type of Refrigerant in the container.
This guideline also recommends a universal container color of light green gray (RAL 7044) for all Refrigerants.
Exclusions. This guideline does not cover container colors for recovered and recycled Refrigerants, which are covered in AHRI Guideline K
Purpose. The purpose of this guideline is to establish assignment of refrigerant container colors; definitions; basic considerations for developing the color guideline; and assignment criteria.
Intent. This guideline is intended for the guidance of the industry, including manufacturers, engineers, installers, contractors and users.
Review and Amendment. This guideline is subject to review and amendment as technology advances.