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Ethane

C2H6

Ethane is manufactured by direct hydrogenation of ethylene at high temperature in the presence of a catalyst. It is further purified using fractional distillation.
 

Standard Specifications

Purity / Assay
Impurities (Mol ppm)
2.5
99.5%
3.5
99.95%
4.5
99.995%
5.0
99.999%
5.5
99.9995%
Nitrogen < 100 < 50 < 5 < 3 < 1
Oxygen < 25 < 10 < 2 < 1 < 1
CO / CO2 < 30 < 10 < 4 < 2 < 1
Other hydrocarbons < 4000 < 400 < 40 < 6 < 3
Moisture** < 10 < 5 < 5 < 3 < 1
Total Impurities < 5000 < 500 < 50 < 10 < 5

**Moisture Specification only guaranteed if cylinders prepared by AGT International

Please contact us if the specification you require is not shown above. AGT International is able to custom manufacture different specifications according to your requirements.

 

Standard Cylinder Sizes and Fill Volumes

Cylinder Information
Cylinder Size Fill Volume (kg)
H50 17.5
H49 16.8
H44 14.5

If you require a different container size please contact us.

 

Technical Information

Technical Data Shipping Information
Molecular Weight (g/mol) 30.069 Shipping Name Ethane, compressed
Liquid Density (kg/m³) 546.5 Hazard Class 2.1
Gas Density (kg/m³) 1.282 UN No. UN 1035
Boiling point (°C) -88.7 Hazard Label Flammable Gas
Specific Volume (m³/kg) 0.799 CAS No. 79-84-0
Vapour Pressure (bar.a @ 20°C) 38.3  
Valve Outlet CGA 510 / BS 4