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J2791 & J2913-Certified Refrigerant Leak Detector

on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:03

PRO-Alert IR application

Tracer Products is at the forefront of leak detection technology. Finding refrigerant leaks saves time, money, and most importantly, the environment from harmful emissions. The revisions in SAE J2791 and SAE J2913 establish new certification procedures and new leak detection requirements for certification of electronic probe-type leak detectors.

Tracer Products’ TP-9364 PRO-Alert™ IR electronic refrigerant leak detector is certified to meet the SAE J2791 and J2913 standards. It utilizes a state-of-the-art infrared sensor to accurately detect refrigerant leaks down to 0.1oz/year (3 g/year). A three-position sensitivity switch minimizes false triggering and allows for easy diagnosis of small, medium and large leaks. The unit is sensitive to R-12, R-134a, R-1234yf and other refrigerants.

Unlike heated sensors on competitors’ units, the PRO-Alert IR’s infrared sensor offers consistent response throughout its life. In addition, it will not become contaminated by exposure to large amounts of refrigerant. Sensor life is an incredible 1,000 hours or more. The unit’s high-efficiency air sampling pump provides quicker response and quicker clearing (“zeroing”). A rubber-coated, flexible metal probe slithers easily into tight places and holds its position. An audible alarm and multiple LEDs help locate leaks fast.

The PRO-Alert IR is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, which provides over six hours of use between charges. On-board diagnostics indicate charging status, and alert the user to a low battery condition or infrared sensor failure. The unit can also be used with an AC power adapter and a 12 VDC power adapter with cigarette lighter plug (included). All components are packed in a rugged plastic carrying case. The AC adapter is available in 120V, 230V, 240V and 100V versions.

Telescopic, True UV Leak Detection Lamp Gets Into Cramped Automotive Systems

on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 13:19


Tracer Products is committed to manufacturing products that find leaks quickly and efficiently, while saving the vehicle technician time and money. The newest addition to its extensive line of leak detection lamps is the Tracerline® VioMAX Plus™ (P/N TP-8650ACS).

VioMAX Plus is a telescopic, True UV (violet light) leak detection lamp that’s ideal for finding A/C and fluid leaks in tight, cramped areas inaccessible to larger lamps. Its super-bright 400 nm violet light LED offers optimal fluorescent response and contrast, and works with both universal/ester and PAG A/C dyes, as well as most fluid dyes.

Finding leaks in an automotive system is easy. Simply add a small amount of fluorescent dye to the leaky system and let it circulate. The dye will escape with the refrigerant or liquid. When scanned with the VioMAX Plus, the leak will glow brightly.

The VioMAX Plus is very lightweight and portable; weighing a mere 1.6 oz (45 g). It measures only 9 in (23 cm) in the closed position and extends to a full 29 inches (74 cm). With the aid of the large pivoting mirror, measuring 1 inch in diameter (2.54 cm), the technician can clearly view even the most elusive leaks from any angle; even those that are out of sight and out of reach. The lamp automatically turns on when the shaft is extended and off when the shaft is compressed.

Powered by three 1.5 volt (AG3/LR41 batteries (included), the VioMAX Plus has an LED service life of 100,000 hours. The lamp comes in full color clamshell display packaging.

Combustible Gas Leak Detector

on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 14:06


Tracer Products manufactures state-of-the-art tools and equipment to make leak detection and repair easy and efficient. The Tracerline® TP-9363 PRO-Chek CG™ Combustible Gas Leak Detector is a high-quality, intrinsically safe diagnostic tool that is ideal for finding leaks in CNG vehicles, acetylene welding tanks, propane tanks and more. It also detects gasoline, methanol, ethanol, methane, ethane, butane and other dangerous gases.

Twice as sensitive as competitive units, the PRO-Chek CG features a three-position switch with a sensitivity slide that helps pinpoint the location of each leak fast. Additional features include a variable-intensity audible alarm and flashing yellow LED to determine the size of the leak, and an auto-zero function that blocks out background gas levels. The detector’s chrome-plated, flexible metal probe holds its position in tight areas, while the field-replaceable sensor and batteries eliminate downtime.

The PRO-Chek CG comes complete with sensor, (2) D cell batteries and a rugged carrying case.

Heavy Duty Kit Features True UV LED Flashlight

on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 13:21


Finding leaks fast and efficiently in trucks, buses, refrigerated transport vehicles, tractor trailers and small vans is necessary to avoid breakdowns and interrupted service. Tracer Products saves technicians time and money on repairs with the TP-8657HD OPTI-PRO™ Plus/EZ-Ject™ Heavy Duty Kit, which easily pinpoints all refrigerant and fluid leaks quickly and easily.

This reliable kit features the OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, ultra-compact, true UV (violet light) leak detection flashlight with convenient on-board recharging. With power comparable to high-intensity 125 watt lamps, the high-output flashlight provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, ensuring that each and every leak glows brilliantly.

Included in the kit are an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose/coupler and purge fitting, two EZ-Ject™ universal A/C dye cartridges, and an 8 oz twin-neck bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ concentrated oil dye for oil, fuel ATF, power steering and hydraulic leaks. Also included are an 8 oz twin-neck bottle of Dye-Lite® water-based dye for coolant and truck/trailer body leaks, an 8 oz spray bottle of dye cleaner, and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are packed in a rugged carrying case.

J2791-Certified Refrigerant Leak Detector

on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:36


Tracer Products’ TP-9364 PRO-Alert 2791™ is an electronic refrigerant leak detector that is certified to meet the new SAE J2791 standard. It utilizes a state-of-the-art infrared sensor to accurately detect refrigerant leaks down to 0.1oz/year (3 g/year). A three-position sensitivity switch minimizes false triggering and allows for easy diagnosis of small, medium and large leaks. The unit is sensitive to R-12, R-134a, R-1234yf and all other HFC refrigerants, and is certified to meet the new SAE J2791 standard for electronic refrigerant detectors.

Unlike heated sensors on competitors’ units, the PRO-Alert 2791’s infrared sensor offers consistent response throughout its life. In addition, it will not become contaminated by exposure to large amounts of refrigerant.  Sensor life is an incredible 1,000 hours or more. The unit’s high-efficiency air sampling pump provides quicker response and quicker clearing (“zeroing”). A rubber-coated, flexible metal probe slithers easily into tight places and holds its position. An audible alarm and multiple LEDs help locate leaks fast.

The PRO-Alert 2791 is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, which provides over six hours of use between charges. On-board diagnostics indicate charging status, and alert the user to low battery or infrared sensor failure.

The unit can also be used with an AC power adapter and a 12 VDC power adapter with cigarette lighter plug (included).  All components are packed in a rugged plastic carrying case. The AC adapter is available in 120V, 230V, 240V and 100V versions.

OEM-Grade A/C Leak Detection Kit Designed with the Professional in Mind

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:55


The Tracerline® TP-8656 EZ-Shot™ OEM-Grade A/C Kit provides a simple, effective way to add fluorescent dye to a vehicle’s A/C system.

The kit features the OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, rechargeable, true UV (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight with on-board charging. It’s engineered with a high-output UV LED that produces optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast. This ensures that each and every leak glows brilliantly.

Also included in the kit is a BigEZ™ R-134a/PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge. It is filled with 8 oz (237 ml) of premium quality, OEM-approved fluorescent dye, which services up to 64 vehicles. The EZ-Shot™ caulking gun-style A/C dye injector assembly with hose and coupler allows mechanics to inject the exact amount of dye needed. An 8 oz spray bottle of dye cleaner, a smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses round out the rest of the kit. All components are packed in a rugged carrying case.

 

 

Top 5 Mechanical Failures That Lead To Car Accidents

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 14:07

Mechanical failures are one of the mMechanical Failure Infographicost common causes of car accidents in the United States, most of which can be prevented with regularly scheduled maintenance appointments.

In honor of National Safety Month, Tracerline would like to highlight the top five mechanical failures that lead to car accidents, and ways in which these problems can be detected early.

1. Brakes
Brake pads will often let us know when they need replacing by making a distinctive screeching or scraping noise when in use. Other signs of worn brake pads include a pedal that slowly sinks to the floor, a soft or spongy feeling brake pedal, or the vehicle pulling to either side when brakes are being used.

2. Tires
It’s recommended to get new tires every six years. Incidents like hitting a curb or pothole can cause a tire to wear faster, creating bulges or bubbles which can lead to blowouts. Tires should be inspected for these kinds of imperfections on a regular basis. Also look for cracks in the tread and loss of air pressure.

3. Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers should be replaced every six months to a year. Signs that they’re wearing out are streaks and large areas missed by the wipers.

4. Head Lights   
Without head lights, driving at night or during harsh weather conditions becomes very dangerous. It’s recommended that both head lights and tail lights are checked once a week, ensuring their illumination is at a safe level for maximum visibility.

5. Steering
The most common steering complaint is vibrating or locking. When the car is veering off to either side during acceleration or while using the brake, it’s time for a maintenance checkup. These issues can be related to the steering wheel itself, or the car’s tires.

Scheduling regular maintenance on your vehicle is important for your safety and the safety of other drivers. Statistics show that spending small amounts of money along the way towards maintenance will save a car owner thousands of dollars in the long run.

For more information on vehicle maintenance, check out these videos on Tracerline.com.

Complete Kit for A/C and Fluid Leak Detection

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 17:30

The Tracerline® EZ-Ject™ A/C and Fluid Kit  (part no. TP-8617) is a complete leak detection kit that pinpoints all air conditioning and fluid leaks quickly and effectively.

The kit features the OPTI-PRO™ — a cordless, “true UV” (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight with power comparable to high-intensity 100-watt lamps. It provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, ensuring that every leak glows brightly! The OPTI-PRO works with all Tracerline® universal and PAG A/C dyes, as well as the TP-3400, TP-3405, TP-3900 and TP-3940 fluid dyes. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included), it has a 100,000-hour LED service life.

The kit also includes an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose and coupler, an EZ-Ject™ universal, multi-dose A/C dye cartridge for servicing up to 14 vehicles, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™oil dye for all oil-based fluid systems, a

1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® water-based dye for coolant leaks, and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are conveniently packed in a rugged carrying case.

Rechargeable, True UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight Spots Heavy Duty/Fleet Vehicle Leaks Fast

on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:59

TP-8630 automotive application shot

The Tracerline® OPTI-PRO™ Max (P/N TP-8630) is a cordless, state-of-the-art, True UV LED leak detection flashlight. It makes heavy duty/fleet vehicle leaks easy to spot, while slashing valuable diagnostic time for technicians.

The OPTI-PRO Max works with all Tracerline® universal/ester and PAG A/C dyes, as well as TP-3400, TP-3900 and TP-3940 fluid dyes. Leaks can be seen using the True UV LED light even without using the yellow glasses provided. This powerful unit is specially designed to fluoresce dyes brighter and with greater contrast than standard blue light inspection lamps.

With an inspection range of 25 feet (7.6 m) or more, the OPTI-PRO Max easily gets into tight, cramped areas that larger lamps can’t. Its rugged, corrosion-resistant, anodized aluminum body stands up to years of heavy shop use. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the lamp provides 4 hours of continuous inspection between charges. The unit has a 100,000-hour LED service life.

The OPTI-PRO Max comes complete with a lanyard, rechargeable battery, smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses.

 

 

Dye Injection Kit for R-1234yf A/C Systems

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:36

TP-9844 EZ-Ject

Tracer Products’ TP-9844 EZ-Ject™ R-1234yf A/C Dye Injection Kit makes adding fluorescent leak detection dye to R-1234yf A/C systems quick and easy.

At the heart of the kit is the EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector assembly. It easily overcomes system pressure so the dye can be injected whether the A/C system is off or still running. A simple turn of the handle injects the exact amount of dye into the system. There’s no mess or hassle.

The kit also contains a 0.5 oz (14.8 ml) EZ-Ject™ R-1234yf/PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge that services up to 14 vehicles. In addition, an R-1234 hose/coupler with purge fitting is included.

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