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News   July 30, 2012   by Auto Service World

New Refrigerant Identifier Detects Dangerous R40 Contaminant

Neutronics Inc. has announced the successful completion of development of an R40 capable refrigerant analyzer for use with R134a systems.

The identifier is slated to begin shipping  August 10, 2012 to pre-order customers, says the company.

Concern over being able to identify R40 in air conditionaing/refrigeration systms has been ongoing; R40 contaminated refrigeranthave been linked to injury and death of maintenance workers internationally.

“The development of an R40 capable refrigerant analyzer demonstrates our commitment to support an ever changing marketplace and keep dangerous counterfeit refrigerants out of the refrigerant supply. Neutronics has been, and remains, the global leader in refrigerant analysis and this development demonstrates our continuing commitment to be at the forefront of this technology,” said Gary Halpern, president, Neutronics Inc.

The discovery of dangerous and deadly refrigerant blends in the R134a supply prompted the expedited development of an R40 capable instrument. Every industry including passenger vehicles, shipping containers, commercial systems and military applications have been exposed to these dangerous counterfeits. The new RI-2012YFPC model will detect R40 in concentrations as low as 2% while continuing to detect R22, R12, Hydrocarbons and Air. The unit comes complete with a built in printer, internal battery and AC adapter for worldwide use in most environments.

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