WESTBURY, NY– Modern R-1234yf air conditioning systems have new requirements for fluorescent leak detection. With concerns over rising fuel costs, manufacturers are developing more efficient, environmentally friendly vehicle systems. The industry trend to smaller, more efficient vehicle systems makes it difficult to produce high-quality fluorescent leak detection dye. This is because of decreasing AC oil charges, oil/dye compatibility issues, and new refrigerant charging procedures.
Over the past few years, refrigerant systems have changed drastically. Oil charges can now be as low as 60 ml. More than ever, it is critical for R-1234yf leak detection dye to be highly concentrated. If too much dye is added to the system, the AC oil viscosity could easily operate outside of the manufacturer’s specification. To avoid causing harm, R-1234yf compatible dyes should be formulated with OEM-grade R-1234yf oil, so the dye can be added safely without changing system properties.
Tracer Products’ Fluoro-Lite® 5 TP3825 dye meets all requirements for R-1234yf fluorescent leak detection. The dye doesn’t affect the compressor’s oil viscosity and is designed to be as close to true R-1234yf oils as possible.
Fluoro-Lite® 5 TP3825 bottled AC dye for R-1234yf/PAG now come in 2 new size offerings:
TP3825-P12: (12) 0.25 oz (7 ml) R-1234yf/PAG bottles, which can service up to 12 vehicles
TP3825-1P6: (6) 1 oz (30 ml) R-1234yf/PAG bottles, which can service up to 24 vehicles
These dyes are used with the TP9883-BX Inline Injector and TP9884-BX Syringe Injector. With Fluoro-Lite® 5 Bottled Dye, Tracer Products continues to meet the standards in the automotive industry while continuously pursuing environmentally-friendly and effective approaches to AC leak detection.
About Tracer Products:
Headquartered in Westbury, New York, Tracer Products has been at the forefront of leak detection technology for over 60 years. Tracerline® fluorescent dyes are so effective they have been successfully installed in more than 250 million vehicles to date, and are OEM approved by Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda, Ford, GM and Volkswagen, among others. In addition to fluorescent dyes, the company offers a full line of rugged, top-quality, award-winning leak detection lamps, diagnostic tools and dye injection systems used in automobiles and heavy-duty vehicles. Tracer Products is dedicated to upholding high standards in design manufacturing, ensuring customer satisfaction and in continuing to lead the world in leak detection solutions. For additional information, call toll-free 1-800-641-1133. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 1-516-333-1254. Website at www.tracerproducts.com.