The following Refrigerant Recovery Machines are listed in alphabetical order. Appion G1 Review Appion G1 Review Appion G1 Features • The Appion G1 is...
How do you increase individual control without adding additional indoor units? Daikin has a Zoning Kit that allows you to increase the amount of zones that are controlled by their own thermostat while using the same indoor...
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 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...
VRF Piping Connection Methods Zoomlock LokRing Refnet

VRF Piping Connections

VRF Piping Connections There are several methods for joining refrigerant piping to VRF System components and fittings. The following mechanical VRF Piping connections can save labor but will cost extra in material. ZoomLock™ by Parker This is a mechanical joint that can...
Active vs Passive Refrigerant Recovery The active removal of refrigerant from a system using Refrigerant Recovery Machines makes the process much easier than using passive methods. The removal of refrigerant from a system that is being repaired or replaced is...
VRF VRV Advantages

VRF Advantages

VRF Advantages Heat Recovery units can utilize heat removed from zones providing cooling to heating zones requiring heat. VRF systems take up less room than other system types, freeing up valuable mechanical room space for other purposes. ...
Refrigerant Monitoring Code Requirements ASHRAE 15 requires the monitoring of refrigerant leaks under certain conditions within a mechanical room, but what about an occupied space where refrigerant is circulated through VRF/VRV (Variable Refrigerant Flow) Indoor Fan Coils? When is a...
ASHRAE looked at three types of flame-free mechanical joints that are used in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, which included; Press/crimp fittings, compression fittings, and flare fittings. They also included a brazed joint as a bench mark against the time...
ZoomLock Value Calculator Review The ZoomLock Value Calculator provides a quick way to analyze the cost difference between doing a project with brazed joints versus the ZoomLock press-fit connection method. In this article we will do a ZoomLock Value Calculator...