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  1. #1
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    Testing/Verifying Leak Detection System

    What is everyone using for a sample gas, to prove a detection system. I have a new central plant with a r11 and r123 detection system . The inspector wants to see both tested. I've used a small amount of refrigerant for testing for years. I'm afraid it will be frowned upon . Is there a better way to prove the dectector operation? I'm having a hard time finding any info. Thanks for the help

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    You need to buy a refrig monitor calibration kit. It uses a zero calib bottle (0PPM), and a span calib bottle. Span is either 30 ppm or 100 ppm, doing it any other way, your just guessing and not doing the customer any good.
    “If your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.” ~Henry J. Kaiser

  3. #3
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    Any brand you prefer? Thanks .

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    I think MSA is fairly good, I am sure there are others that work well also.
    http://www.msanorthamerica.com/catalog/product752.html
    “If your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.” ~Henry J. Kaiser

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    Thanks for the help!

  6. #6
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    We install alot of 'sherlock' leak detection systems. http://www.genesis-international.com/

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