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New device detects refrigerant gas leaks

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New device detects refrigerant gas leaks

Snap-on Tools recently introduced its Refrigerant Gas Leak Detector. The new device is designed to help service technicians find leaks quicker and more efficiently.

“There is so much opportunity for increased business in air conditioning service,” says Dan Batassa, category manager for Snap-on. (For more information, click on "A/C service: $423 million in sales.")

The Snap-on detector (ACT795UV) features two detection modes: a heated electronic sensor and the company's patented UV mode.

Other features and benefits include the following:

* a  patented three LED UV Light with a 395-415 nm wavelength for optimum air conditioning dye fluorescence (Snap-on says no UV enhancement eye glasses are needed);

*  a digital alarm with numeric leak size indicator;

* automatic calibration and reset to ambient levels;

* three adjustable sensitivity levels;

* a "true mechanical pump," according to Snap-on;

* a "low battery" indicator;

* a "mute" feature; and

* a visual LED leak alarm near the sensor.

The device comes with a carrying case, and is backed by a three-year warranty on the detector and a two-year warranty on the sensor.

For more information on the Snap-on Refrigerant Gas Leak Detector, visit

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