The AR-Glo/E® can be used in air conditioning or refrigeration systems that have any kind of refrigerant or lubricant. It glows brightly so technicians can pinpoint leaks quickly and accurately. When the dye is added to the system, it circulates with the refrigerant and oil. If there are any leaks, the oil/dye mixture will escape with the refrigerant. Although the refrigerant will evaporate, it leaves behind a trace of the dye. When the system is scanned with a high-intensity Spectroline® ultraviolet (UV) or UV/blue light lamp, the residual dye will fluoresce a bright yellow-green, revealing the location of each leak. To check repairs, the area is sprayed with Glo-Away™ leak cleaner and wiped clean. The area is then reinspected with the lamp. No glows mean that the repairs were done properly. The dye remains safely in the system for future inspections, making Spectroline® leak detection ideal for preventive maintenance programs, the manufacturer says.
Spectronics Corp., 956 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590; 800-274-8888 or 516-333-4840; www.spectroline.com