Why monitor refrigerants? The top reasons to monitor refrigerants include the safety of building personnel, refrigerants having the potential to deplete the ozone along with federally-imposed environmental tax on those refrigerants, as well as the high replacement costs of refrigerant gases. That is why it is extremely important to detect refrigerants as soon as a leak occurs.
The Chillgard RT Monitor utilizes a very stable technology known as, photoacoustic infrared (PAIR) to sense refrigerant gases at levels as low as 1 part-per-million. This allows the user to be in compliance with ASHRAE 147 and ASHRAE 15 standards, not to mention detecting a leak early enough to prevent a major loss of refrigerant gas.
With PAIR technology, the Chillgard RT Monitor operates for months with virtually no zero drift. This stability eliminates the requirement of any auto-zeroing techniques which take the monitor "off-line" at regular intervals in addition to increased maintenance required for insuring a clean, constant zero air source. When using other technologies, typical sources of false alarms include humidity and interferants commonly found in mechanical equipment rooms. PAIR technology provides a very high immunity to these types of false alarms.
The Chillgard RT monitor saves operating costs by detecting a leak early enough to prevent a major loss of refrigerant gas. This monitor is purpose-built to monitor up to eight remote areas — and is completely configurable to detect either a specific refrigerant or group of refrigerant gases.
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