General Tools and Instruments

General Tools Refrigerant Leak Detector

Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector

The new Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector (RLD400) from General Tools & Instruments has a proprietary semiconductor sensor, and is built to detect all commercially available HFC, HFO, HC, HCFC, and CFC refrigerant gases, including many new ozone layer-friendly blends, such as R-22 and R-1234yf, approved under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP).

This instrument is ideal for inspecting and maintaining mobile and stationary air conditioners, refrigerators, chillers, and heat pumps. It meets SAE J2791 and J2913 standards and European standard EN14624. The RLD400 effectively pinpoints leaks, providing these benefits:

· Prevents compressor, evaporator, and condenser damage caused by air and moisture entering a system.

· Saves money by precluding repeated system recharges and inefficient cooling operation.

· Helps large system operators meet U.S. Clean Air Act leak repair timetable standards.

· Inhibits further depletion of the ozone layer.

The RLD400’s lifespan of its proprietary semiconductor sensor is more than 300 hours of operation or 10 years of normal use. A true mechanical pump draws in samples, which increases sensitivity. Three sensitivity levels let users choose the right level for specific environments. Triple-redundant leak indication—a loud, fast beep; a bright flashing LED; and a relative digital leak size readout—make it easy to identify and characterize leaks in any setting.

The RLD400’s automatic calibration and reset ensures accurate leak readings not distorted by ambient levels. In addition, a leak test vial containing a refrigerant sample allows users to easily confirm the instrument is operating correctly. And with its durable construction and padded hard plastic carrying case, the RLD400 is built to survive punishing tasks and harsh environments.