Whether you are working on a home’s air conditioning unit, a commercial refrigeration system, or a motor vehicle, finding leaks within AC/R systems can be a challenge. Advances in HVAC systems and technology have made this easier over time, but it is still vital to use the right tools for the job when it comes to finding and stopping leaks. Read on to learn more about what to look for in an air conditioner UV dye, how to use UV dye for leak detection, and how to properly get rid of it after use.
What Makes an Air Conditioner UV Dye Effective
As most HVAC professionals know, air conditioner UV dyes work by entering the system and dissolving in the refrigerant. The AC/R technician then shines a blacklight on the system, causing the leaks to fluoresce. Once the leaks are visible, the AC/R technician can assess the issue and determine how best to fix it. An effective AC UV dye should be concentrated, solvent-free, and compatible with the refrigerant gasses in the system. Concentrated dyes are more efficient, and solvent-free dyes prevent damage to hoses, seals, and other parts that are sensitive to solvents. Cool Air Products offers a safe and effective UV dye specifically for use in AC/R systems. Brilliant, our specially-formulated UV dye, comes in easy-to-use syringes that can fit in any technician’s tool kit.
How to Use Brilliant UV Leak Detector Dye
Using Brilliant UV leak detector dye is easy and effective. Simply inject Brilliant into the system, shine a blacklight onto the hoses, and look for fluorescent markers that indicate a leak. Once the leak is discovered, you may be able to fix it using AC SmartSeal or AC SmartSeal External to create a permanent seal. Once the leak is fixed, you can use our Brilliant Remover to spray and wipe away all traces of the fluorescent dye.
HVAC Repair Products That You Can Trust to Get the Job Done Right
Cool Air Products manufactures high-quality HVAC repair products that are designed with HVAC and AC/R professionals in mind. We work with wholesalers around the country to distribute quality repair materials that are 100% non-toxic, eco-friendly, and safe for the user.
Cool Air’s founders are professionals with over 50 years of experience in HVAC, plumbing, and wholesale distribution. We offer AC/R specialty chemicals, leak sealants, performance chemicals, heat absorption products, and more, all using the latest technology available on the market.