AURORA, Ill. - JB Industries announced a distribution partnership with Novent® to provide Refrigerant Locking Caps to the HVACR channel. Novent was created by industry professionals after evidence of refrigerant theft by teenagers, many times resulting in brain damage and even death after inhaling or “huffing” refrigerant. Novent created the original tamper resistant refrigerant locking caps for the service valve on all air conditioning and mini split units. These locking caps help prevent tampering or access by unauthorized personnel. Novent® refrigerant locking caps are patented and precisely machined from high-grade brass encompassed within a protective refrigerant color-coded aluminum casing.

Novent refrigerant locking caps are corrosion resistant and have an o-ring seal to provide a positive back-up for leaking service valves. These caps are secured on to a unit with a special key sold only to certified HVAC technicians and provide a tamper resistant barrier to reduce theft, vandalism, and the accidental mixing of refrigerant. NOVENT® was the first to develop these caps and strongly supports all EPA management programs.

JB Industries’ President Jeff Cherif expressed, “The partnership between JB and Novent is a natural fit for both parties. Novent is strongly committed to providing high quality product that fills a serious need in the marketplace. Novent has a respected reputation and, as JB has a strong distribution network with dealers who have come to expect a high standard from JB, Novent will provide our customers with that same high level of integrity.”

Published: January 2012