Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Coils for solenoid valves

Our coils for solenoid valves are featured compact designs, interchangeable housings, and easier-to-use innovative coil clips; Snap into place without requiring screws or tools; Has insulated coil windings provide shock and vibration protection. They provide weather protection ( for ASC2)!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Green / Yellow Vs Blue/ Purple/ Pink

Traditional Indicators color: GREEN & YELLOW
Tri-color Indicators : BLUE, PURPLE & PINK

Traditionally, moisture indicators have been green/yellow wafers that said the system was either “dry” (green) or “wet” (yellow). But, this simply does not go far enough. Here’s why. All moisture indicators share one common objective: to sense and report just how much water is in the system’s circulating refrigerant. A paper wafer in a sight glass changes color as the moisture content reaches potentially damaging levels. Those traditional green/yellow indicators do not, however, show percentage increases along the way; that is, they do not provide any true insight into the ongoing increases in moisture content. They simply announce, for example, that the system is “wet.” And by the time this “wet” indication is made, it may be too late to avoid damage to the compressor or other system components. There are other shortcomings as well. The green/yellow moisture indicators work only at higher levels of moisture, about 10% relative humidity (RH). Paper indicators are susceptible to damage from brazing during installation. And their color can actually wash out under wet conditions, leaving behind a useless piece of blank paper.

Alco Controls designed and developed the HermeticMoisture Indicator (HMI), the most sensitive indicator on the market. Instead of the old green/yellow papers, the HMI features a tri-color molded disk wafer dial with blue (dry), purple (caution) and pink (wet) indications. The addition of the purple caution color alone gives the HMI a critical advantage over previous indicators. It alerts technicians early on to rising moisture levels, allowing them to take corrective action before any damage occurs. And as the colors continue to change as moisture content rises, the HMI allows those same technicians to determine conditions more accurately, taking the guesswork out of their monitoring activities.

The Hermetic Moisture Indicator works by utilizing a unique salt that holds more water than a traditional gree/yellow indicator salt. This salt also changes through a wider color range than the green/yellow salt. Additionally, the indicator itself is thicker and together these attributes allow for a wide range of rich colors that enhance the ability to better understand the amount of water in the refrigerant. In addition, the HMI, along with all other moisture indicators, does not simply sense parts per million (ppm) of water in a system. Instead, it measures relative humidity. This is a significant distinction. Why? Because, for example, a reading of 50 ppm in R12 is extremely dangerous, while 50 ppm in R-410A is not. The difference is in the refrigerants. The new refrigerants, along with their POE oils, can physically hold more water; and since they operate at low ppms, this translates into extremely low relative humidity levels, in the 2% to 7% RH range.

There is a misconception across the HVACR industry that 10% RH moisture detection is sufficient. That’s an assumption that can lead to a dangerous – and expensive – false sense of security. At 3% RH in many HFCs, a green/yellow indicator will show a green color, pronouncing the system is still “dry.” In fact, it is actually at risk of acid formation from the breakdown of the POE oil. At 10% RH moisture detection, the system has already been contaminated with moisture and acids, and will need to be cleaned. That could mean anything from replacing the filter-drier and exchanging some or all of the oil in the system, to replacing a compressor or multiple compressors. Actually, the old green/yellow indicators show a “dry” reading as high as 7% RH. And a 7% RH reading in R-410A means there are nearly 300 ppm of water present. Emerson Climate Technologies’ studies have shown that acid begins forming at approximately 75 ppm, when water starts to turn POE oils back into acid. That means the newer refrigerants, with their high moisture content, see severe problems to the lubricant at 100 ppm. Any acid formation can be a problem, of course. So detecting moisture content as soon as possible is crucial to protecting the life of the system. Again, traditional green/yellow indicators fall short. By the time the indicator goes off, damage is already occurring to the lubricant. So it’s an indication that doesn’t actually indicate anything. Effectively monitoring an HVACR system for water content is already a critical step in assuring a long and useful life for the system. But it’s a step that cannot be taken if the view to the system – the moisture indicator – does not provide timely, accurate readings of the moisture level in the refrigerant. And as new refrigerants emerge, today’s traditional green/yellow solutions will fail to offer the insight and innovation needed to keep pace with the systems of tomorrow.

Lets look at the review from

AMI Moisture-Liquid Indicator

The AMI Moisture-Liquid Indicator provides an accurate method of determining the moisture content of a system's refrigerant. It is a premium patented 3% high accuracy moisture indicator for CFC, HCFC and HFC refrigerants including R410A.
AMIs are 3% relative humidity indication compared to 10% paper indicators. With accurate colour calibration at low ppm levels and higher temperatures. They are made with uniquely wide angle viewing/high visibility window for ease of monitoring even in dim environment.

Alco Controls: AMI Moisture-Liquid Indicator

Alco Controls: AMI Moisture-Liquid Indicator

Moisture Indicators

Emerson moisture indicators are designed to provide an accurate method of determining the moisture content of a system’s refrigerant. The HMI is the highest sensitivity moisture indicator available and it detect moisture at 3% relative humidity (RH) providing plenty of time to make necessary adjustments before any damage is done.
The Emerson AMI moisture indicator features a take-apart design for easier repair and the A-IHL saddle design moisture indicator is ideal for large diameter tubing.
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