Leak Detectors

Changes to Compressors, Detectors, Freezers

Developments Reflect Changes in Refrigeration Technologies
By Peter Powell
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The constant change in refrigeration technologies is reflected in recent developments in compressors, leak detectors, and absorption freezers.


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Mastercool Inc.: Electronic-UV Leak Detector

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The Inspector incorporates electronic and UV technology into one unit, ensuring that even the toughest leaks can be found, said the company. 


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General Tools & Instruments: Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector

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The detector’s features include the lifespan of its proprietary semiconductor sensor — more than 300 hours of operation or 10 years normal use — and sensitivities of 0.05 ounce/year (1.4 g/year) to R-134a and R-22, 0.025 ounce/year (0.7g/year). 


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Testo Inc.: Refrigerant Leak Detector

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Refrigerant leak detector Model 316-3 is a hand-held detector that delivers optimal sensitivity to all refrigerants, detecting leaks as small as 0.15 oz/year. The detector is resistant to contaminants such as dust, dirt, and oil, the company said. 


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Spectronics Corp.: UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight

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Compact and lightweight, the Optimax™ 400 is a cordless, true UV LED leak detection flashlight that emits less visible light so refrigerant leaks are clearer and easier to spot, saving valuable inspection time, said the company. It features a high-output UV LED that causes dyes to fluoresce more brilliantly.


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Pfeiffer Vacuum - North America: Portable Vacuum Leak Detector

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Weighing 11 pounds, the MiniTest 300 portable vacuum leak detector is excellently suited for mobile leak detection and is the ideal companion for on-site service calls, said the company. The device detects with a quartz window sensor, not a mass spectrometer.


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E Instruments International: Gas Leak Detection Instrument

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Model 7899 Gas Sniffer is a portable, rugged, and easy-to-use leak detection tool. The device is equipped with a highly sensitive tip to pinpoint small leaks of any combustible gases and hydrocarbons, such as natural gas, methane, propane, butane, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from piping and/or appliances.


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CPS Products Inc.: Refrigerant Leak Detectors

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Refrigerant leak detectors Model Leak-Seeker® I and Leak-Seeker® II both offer the E_MOS® detection technology (patent pending). The E_MOS® sensor technology incorporates a proprietary pulse modulation design to increase both battery and sensor life.


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Crafting an Effective Rule for Tools

By Joanna R. Turpin
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Tool policies should be reviewed at least annually to confirm that contractors and technicians are both satisfied with the arrangement, as well as to ensure that everyone is clear on who provides which tools and what the rules are for broken, lost, or stolen tools.


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Spectronics: Refrigeration, A/C Leak Detection Dye

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Spectroline® AR-GLO 4/E® universal dye can be used in any air conditioning or refrigeration system, with any type of refrigerant or lubricant that is in the system. When the leak detection dye is added to the system, it circulates with the refrigerant and oil.


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