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- Find that leak! Hawkins, Harold // Refrigeration Service & Contracting;Aug95, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p55
Discusses the basic equipment and techniques used in determining leaks in airconditioners and refrigerators. Use of bubbles; Sniffers; Ultrasonic detector; Injecting dyes. INSET: A difficult detection (refrigerant leaks), by Harold Hawkins..
- What to Look for in Leak Detection Equipment. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;07/17/2000, Vol. 210 Issue 12, p1
Discusses tips for choosing the best leak detection equipment for use in air conditioning and refrigeration systems in the United States. Use of a fluorescent dye in detecting leaks; Types of electronic detectors; Limitations of halide torches; Importance of proper preventive maintenance.
- Doing detections with heated diode sensors. // Refrigeration Service & Contracting;Oct96, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p50
Describes a heated diode sensor for detecting refrigerant leaks manufactured and marketed by Leybold Inficon Inc. Function of the sensor; Features; Costs and benefits.
- Pros And Cons Of Leak Detection Methods. Seigel, James J. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;2/10/2003, Vol. 218 Issue 6, p7
Examines the pros and cons of leak detection methods in a refrigeration system. Reliability of electronic leak detector; Features of the negative corona discharge model; Credibility of the alarm system of the methods.
- what's NEW. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;3/21/2005, Vol. 224 Issue 12, p8
The article presents the features of new products related to air conditioning, heating and refrigeration industry of the U.S. The Mini Gas Sniffer is a natural gas leak detector. The unit is equipped with a highly sensitive LED scale and beeper to pinpoint small leaks of gaseous hydrocarbons,...
- Basic Leak Detection Methods. Tomczyk, John // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;10/4/2010, Vol. 241 Issue 5, p21
The article looks at the basic methods of detecting refrigerant leaks in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It discusses the six classification of leaks and on how to test for evaporator section leaks, condensing section leaks, and suction and liquid line leaks. It explains the...
- Reliable, Cost-Effective Leak Detection. Nylander, Claes // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;7/4/2005, Vol. 225 Issue 10, p20
Reports that several methods of refrigerant leak detection are used in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry in the United States. "Wet" methods in which an operator watches for bubbles to form at any leaks; "Dry" methods utilize gas detectors, either to...
- Don't be fooled; process cooling is far different from comfort cooling. Steimel, Richard // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;04/26/99, Vol. 206 Issue 17, p18
Discusses the importance of load variables and time constraints for a process cooling application. Pointers on commercial contractors who want to venture into industrial and process markets; Difference from sizing a chiller for comfort cooling; Condensing unit choices. INSET: Practical advice.
- Keeping Things Cool In Summer 2003. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;4/28/2003, Vol. 218 Issue 17, p6
Evaluates various brands of air conditioning systems. Servicability features; Technical support; Warranty information; Thermostat compatibility.