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VRF Pipe Fittings

This is a list of pipe fittings that don’t require a flame that are used in VRF Systems.

ZoomLock Max vs RLS

RLS vs ZoomLock Max

On August 13, 2020, the inventor and manufacturer of the original ZoomLock fittings – RLS, LLC – announced it was ending its relationship with Parker-Hannifin and will no longer supply its fittings to Parker to sell under...
Reftekk provides labor savings by reducing the amount of fittings required to be brazed. If you are using the braze-free fittings, like ZoomLock, RLS, or SmartLock, you know they are expensive. With the Reftekk system there are...
SmartLock Fitting

SmartLock Fitting

SmartLock Fitting Review There is another ACR fitting available that eliminates brazing in refrigerant systems called the SmartLock fitting. We will review the SmartLock fitting vs Brazed fittings in this article.
Reftekk Bendable Piping

Reftekk Piping

Reftekk Integrated Piping Solutions You may have heard of ZoomLock and LokRing for refrigerant pipe fittings, but have you heard of Reftekk? The Reftekk Bendable Piping Solution is another way to reduce installation labor for Refrigerant...
ZoomLock™ Tool Review For those of you that are new to press-fit tools we will cover the features of the Klauke 19 kn tool used on ZoomLock™ fittings, this includes the tool, jaw sets, fittings and accessories required to make...
lokring tool and fitting

Lokring Fitting

The LOKRING fitting is a Pressfit fitting used for many applications within many industries. We will be looking at the LOKRING for its potential use with refrigerants in the VRF/VRV industry. (Click here to Enlarge Lokring Infographic) Share this Image On...
ZoomLock Fitting Cost Analysis

ZoomLock Cost Analysis

ZoomLock Cost Analysis Determining if there is value in using a press-fit joint such as ZoomLock™ requires that you look at several factors that impact cost and quality. We covered the technical aspects of ZoomLock™ in another article; see ZoomLock...
ZoomLock vs Brazed Fittings. Which piping joint method is best for your project? There are several things to consider. What materials are the structure constructed of, and what is the occupancy of the building? If it is a wood structure then...
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