Eric Shultz, engineering manager, MAHLE Service Solutions

Ask the Expert: Why is utilizing a refrigerant identification tool highly recommended and required on some air conditioning (A/C) service equipment?

March 23, 2017
Refrigerant identification tools are necessary for the successful completion of A/C service and repair.

Q: Why is utilizing a refrigerant identification tool highly recommended and required on some air conditioning (A/C) service equipment?

A: The prevention of contamination is imperative to preserve the life of A/C machines. The availability of contaminated and/or counterfeit refrigerants has greatly increased in the last couple of years. To ensure that you do not encounter these products, refrigerant identification tools are necessary for the successful completion of A/C service and repair. The options range from external hand-held units to internal/embedded options included in the A/C machine. These tools vary in price and the detail of data collected.

Information provided by: MAHLE Service Solutions

About the Author

Eric Shultz | Engineering Manager, MAHLE Service Solutions

Eric Shultz serves as the engineering manager for MAHLE Service Solutions and is based at the company’s location in York, Pennsylvania.

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