Extech Instruments has introduced the RD300, a heated diode refrigerant leak detector that pinpoints leaks of all CFC, HCFC, and HFC refrigerants with three levels of sensitivity to leaks as small as 0.25 ounce (7 grams) per year.
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.
There are many reasons for wanting to stop refrigerant leaks in HVAC mechanical equipment. Some of the most obvious are partial or total loss of cooling capacity, decrease in efficiency, system damage, costly repairs and cleanup, etc. The list goes on and on.