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Spectroline at United Refrigeration in Baton Rouge

Domon Tolliver and Todd Ricketts of United Refrigeration in Baton Rouge were recently talking about some of the features of the Spectroline leak detection kits that they stocked.

Trey Ladut and Todd Ricketts with the EZ-Ject Kit for residential systems.
Trey Ladut and Todd Ricketts with the EZ-Ject Kit for residential systems.

Domon started by saying, “Leaks in any size HVACR system, be it residential, commercial or a large industrial facility, can very quickly become a major concern. The loss of a “little” refrigerant or lubricant can lead to far more than just inconvenience. Left undetected, even the smallest leaks can grow into major problems that result in equipment damage. Spectroline offers a wide range of products developed to pinpoint the exact source of every leak in any air conditioning, refrigeration or industrial facilities system, including OEM-approved fluorescent dyes. What my customers like about Spectroline fluorescent dyes are that they are the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to pinpoint leaks. You never need to flush them out, so they can stay safely in the system, working to find any future leaks.”

Todd added, “Left undetected and unrepaired, these leaks can lead to equipment breakdown and damage. There are many leak detection methods, including visual inspection and bubble-up solutions. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. One significant disadvantage is that while all these methods may find some leaks, they are not effective in finding all leaks. Another disadvantage is that it is hard to locate the leaks unless you are very close to the suspected leak site. Many large industrial systems have hundreds of possible leak sites, including dozens of valves and fittings. Spectroline fluorescent leak detection works in any closed system where fluids are used for lubrication, hydraulics, cooling control or hydrostatic pressure testing. Fluorescent dyes also can even reveal leaks in static systems that can be pressurized. In terms of cost, ease of use and effectiveness, Spectroline fluorescent leak detection is the best of all available methods. It is the easiest, quickest and most effective way to pinpoint the exact location of each and every leak. It’s the only method that allows inspection of an entire system under virtually all operating conditions.