Refrigerant leak detectors can detect only chlorinated refrigerants. These leak detectors are used to find, detect, and repair leaks of HCFCs, HFCs, Freon, and ammonia, all of which can be extremely hazardous to the environment. Refrigerant leak detectors contain a halide torch that uses a flame to detect refrigerants. If halogenated refrigerant vapors are present, the flame changes from blue to a blue-green color.A refrigerant leak is very difficult to detect. It could be a pinprick amongst five hundred feet of tubing, in an operating or safety control box or in an inaccessible area. The proper test equipment and the method of leak detection are very important factors when attempting to find a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leak detectors can be used to monitor joints, valves, pipes and other parts used in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in commercial, industrial and domestic buildings. These detectors can be stand-alone or alternately integrated into other sensor networks or leak detection systems. Often when they are stand alone detectors they are manufactured small enough to fit in a hand. This makes the gas leak search much more manageable. Identifying and addressing a refrigerant leak immediately is important because it does so much damage to the health of individuals in the area as well as equipment and the environment.
Refrigerant Leak Detectors - Furness Controls