Andy Harvey, Product Manager for JAVAC UK, talks about the latest innovation in refrigerant hoses.
Perhaps one of the more easily overlooked items in an engineer’s van, refrigerant hoses are often not given a second thought, despite undoubtedly being a key piece of HVAC kit. Dealing with refrigerant is a tricky job at the best of times and, as every HVAC engineer knows, it comes with certain risks, meaning safety is of the utmost importance.
The quality of refrigerant hoses can massively vary, so choosing reliable hoses is key in ensuring engineer safety on site, as well as the safety of the public.
JAVAC knows the challenges that busy engineers face and is proud to supply the latest technology to ensure engineers are able to work safely. HVAC engineers will be familiar with the risk of refrigerant burns when gas is discharged from a standard refrigerant hose. Once a system is shut down, the hose can still be full of the potentially harmful gas and if this gas comes into contact with the skin it can cause nasty burns, resulting in pain, blistering and, in worst case scenarios perhaps time off work. Of course, this excess gas can be purged using a refrigerant recovery unit, or skin contact avoided with the use of gloves but in reality these things can get overlooked. The new Safe Seal hoses from JAVAC offer a complete solution, providing a safe reliable answer to all these potential issues.
The first thing to note is that they come with the valve included and attached, meaning there’s no need to buy a valve separately. The “one touch” design ensures engineer safety by securing the connection before initiating the refrigerant flow – simply twist the hose into place. Once the valve is fully connected, continue twisting further to activate the internal core depressor. Only then will refrigerant run from the system into the hose – fast, easy and risk free.
Unlike regular refrigerant hoses, Safe Seal hoses feature a handy safety swivel sleeve which means even if the hose is knocked, it will not become loose, providing added peace of mind. This excellent design feature also means the hose can be moved from side to side to allow easy access for other work.
Disconnecting the hose is just as safe as initial connection. First the core depressor is closed, stopping the flow of refrigerant. The fitting is then disconnected safely without the loss of gas. Refrigerant trapped in the hose can be recovered at a later time.
Available in two sizes, 1/4 x 1/4 as well as 1/4 x 5/16 (set of 3), Safe Seal Hoses come with a 1 year guarantee, as well as JAVAC’s outstanding 5* service and support. JAVAC has refrigerant recovery solutions for every job, to suit every engineer.
Available soon from JAVAC.